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Another word for translation

  1. A restating of something in other, especially simpler, words

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  2. The process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another

      1. Money returned as the difference between the price of something bought and the bill or coin of larger denomination given in payment
      2. The replacing of one thing for another; substitution:
      3. In jazz, a change of harmony; a modulation.
      1. A conversion to a different purpose or from one system to another, as in equipment or production techniques.
      2. A complete change, as in goods produced, methods of production, or equipment
      1. Something that is changed from one use, function, or purpose to another.
      2. A change from lack of faith to religious belief; adoption of a religion
      3. (Math.) A change in the form of a quantity, a unit, or an expression without a change in the value
      1. (Biol.) A change in form, structure, or function as a result of development; specif., the physical transformation undergone by various animals during development after the embryonic state, as of the tadpole to the frog or of the larva of an insect to the pupa and the pupa to the adult
      2. A usually degenerative change in the structure of a particular body tissue.
      3. The form resulting from such change
      1. (Biol.) A sudden variation in some inheritable characteristic in a germ cell of an individual animal or plant, as distinguished from a variation resulting from generations of gradual change
      2. A change, as in form, nature, qualities, etc.
      3. Any alteration or change.
      1. A change in direction:
      2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) A change of clothing
      3. A change in attitude, judgment, or emphasis.
      1. (Bible, proper) The change in the appearance of Jesus on the mountain: Matt. 17
      2. A marked change in form or appearance; a metamorphosis.
      3. A change that glorifies or exalts.
      1. (Linguis.) The process of changing, by the application of certain syntactic rules, an abstract underlying structure into a surface structure
      2. The change undergone by an animal cell upon infection by a cancer-causing virus.
      3. A marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better:
      1. The act or process of being transformed into a different form
      1. (Chem.) The conversion of atoms of a given element into atoms of a different isotope or of a different element, as in radioactive disintegration or by nuclear bombardment
      2. The act or an instance of transmuting; transformation.
      3. A transmuting or being transmuted; change of one thing into another
      1. The act of transubstantiating; change of one substance into another
      2. (R.C.Ch., Eastern Orthodox Ch.) The doctrine that, in the Eucharist, the bread and wine in their essential reality are changed into the body and blood of Christ, although they continue to look, taste, etc. as they did beforehand
      3. This change
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Another word for translation

      1. The act or process of transliterating
      2. A text that is the product of transliterating
      1. A particular form or variation of something, esp. as modified in a different art form
      2. An adaptation of a work of art or literature into another medium or style:
      3. A particular form or variation of an earlier or original type:
      1. A thing resulting from adapting
      2. A change in structure, function, or form that improves the chance of survival for an animal or plant within a given environment
      3. (Biology) Change or adjustment in structure or habits by which a species becomes better able to function in its environment, occurring through the course of evolution by means of natural selection.
      1. A performance or interpretation (of a piece of music, a role, etc.)
      2. Translation between languages, or between forms of a language; a translated text or work. [from 17th c.]
      3. The transfer of a prisoner or suspect from one country to another, often to avoid legal restrictions on interrogation or prosecution.
      1. A perspective drawing depicting an architect's conception of a finished building, bridge, etc.
      2. The act of one who renders
      3. Version; translation.
      1. The act or result of interpreting; explanation, meaning, translation, exposition, etc.
      2. An explanation or conceptualization by a critic of a work of literature, painting, music, or other art form; an exegesis.
      3. A performer's distinctive personal version of a song, dance, piece of music, or role; a rendering.
      1. A rewording of something spoken or written, usually for the purpose of making its meaning clearer
      2. The restatement of texts in other words as a studying or teaching device.
      3. A restatement of a text or passage in another form or other words, often to clarify meaning.
      1. A changed wording
      2. The act of creating a changed wording
      1. A kind of paint that dries to a shiny finish.
      2. An extensive commentary, often accompanying a text or publication.
      3. A brief explanatory note or translation of a difficult or technical expression usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text or manuscript.
      1. An answering phrase; repartee.
      2. A translation; esp., a literal, word-for-word translation, as distinguished from a paraphrase
      1. A value indicated by a measuring device.
      2. A meeting where written material is read aloud.
      3. The specific form of a particular passage in a text:
      1. A horse of any of several stocky breeds that are small in size when full grown, such as the Shetland pony.
      2. Something small for its kind, especially a small glass for beer or liqueur.
      3. A word-for-word translation of a foreign language text, especially one used as an aid in studying or test-taking.
      1. (Cribbage) The cards discarded by the players and forming an extra hand for the dealer, counted for points but not played
      2. (Games) A set of cards made up from discards by each player in cribbage, used by the dealer.
      3. Notes, a translation of a foreign writing, or other aids used, often dishonestly, in doing schoolwork
      1. An electrical connector, as with projecting prongs, designed to be fitted into an outlet, etc., thus making contact or closing a circuit
      2. A usually cylindrical or conic piece cut from something larger, often as a sample.
      3. (Informal) A boost, advertisement, etc., esp. one inserted gratuitously in the noncommercial parts of a radio or TV program, magazine article, etc. for someone or something
      1. A characteristic tone or level of intensity, as of a speech or sales campaign. Often used in combination:
      2. The act of replacing portions of a video or photograph containing a preselected color with material from a separate image, as by chroma key.
      3. Any of a set of levers, or the disks, buttons, etc. connected to them, pressed down in operating a piano, accordion, clarinet, typewriter, linotype, word processor, etc.

Synonym Study

  • Transliteration implies the writing of words with characters of another alphabet that represent the same sound or sounds a Greek motto transliterated into the English alphabet
  • Paraphrase , in this connection, is applied to a free translation of a passage or work from another language
  • Version is applied to a particular translation of a given work, esp. of the Bible the King James Version
  • Translation implies the rendering from one language into another of something written or spoken a German translation of Shakespeare