translation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"translation" in British English

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translationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /trænsˈleɪ.ʃən/ /trænz-/
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 ​Englishversion 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 ​originallanguage: She ​reads Proust in translation.
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(Definition of translation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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uk   us   /trænzˈleɪʃən/
[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 ​financialstatements 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 ​focusresources to ​speed the translation of ​research into ​practice.
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