Meaning of “translation” in the English Dictionary

"translation" in English

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translationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /trænzˈleɪ.ʃən/ /trænsˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /trænsˈleɪ.ʃən/ /trænzˈleɪ.ʃən/

B1 something that is translated, or the process of translating something, from one language to another:

Students will do one Spanish translation a week.
A literal translation of "euthanasia" would be "good death".
The English version is boring - maybe it has lost something in translation (= is not as good as the original).
in translation

changed into someone's own language, not in the original language:

She reads Proust in translation.

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(Definition of “translation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"translation" in Business English

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uk /trænzˈleɪʃən/ us

[ U ] the activity or process of changing the words of one language into the words in another language that have the same meaning:

Online translation services are not always as accurate as they should be.
translation software

[ C ] a piece of writing or speech in one language that has been changed into another language:

translation from sth Delegates can listen to the translation from the Arabic through headsets.

[ U ] FINANCE, ACCOUNTING the activity of giving the value of an amount in one currency in a different currency:

translation into sth Assets and liabilities denominated in non-US currencies are recorded in the financial statements after translation into US dollars.

[ S or U ] the activity or process of changing something into a different form:

translation of sth (into sth) He said he will focus resources to speed the translation of research into practice.

(Definition of “translation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)