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translation

noun [C or U] uk   /trænsˈleɪ.ʃən/ /trænz-/ us  
B1 something that is translated, or the process of translating something, from one language to another: The children do one French translation a week. A literal translation of "euthanasia" would be "good death". The English version is boring - perhaps 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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