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1    something that is or has been translated, esp. a written text  
2    the act of translating or the state of being translated  
3      (Maths)   a transformation in which the origin of a coordinate system is moved to another position so that each axis retains the same direction or, equivalently, a figure or curve is moved so that it retains the same orientation to the axes  
  translational      adj  

loan translation  
      n   the adoption by one language of a phrase or compound word whose components are literal translations of the components of a corresponding phrase or compound in a foreign language  
English ``superman'' from German ``Übermensch.''        (Also called)    calque  
machine translation  
      n   the production of text in one natural language from that in another by means of computer procedures  
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