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English definition of “transliterate”

transliterate

verb [T]     /trænzˈlɪt.ər.eɪt/ US  /trænsˈlɪt̬.ə.reɪt/ specialized
to write words using a different alphabet: On the road signs, the Greek place names have been transliterated into the Roman alphabet.Using other languages transliteration     /ˌtrænz.lɪ.tərˈeɪ.ʃən/ US  /trænsˌlɪt̬.əˈreɪ-/ noun [C or U]
(Definition of transliterate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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