Translation Trans*la"tion, n. [F. translation, L. translatio a transferring, translation, version. See {Translate}, and cf. {Tralation}.] 1. The act of translating, removing, or transferring; removal; also, the state of being translated or removed; as, the translation of Enoch; the translation of a bishop. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of rendering into another language; interpretation; as, the translation of idioms is difficult. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is obtained by translating something a version; as, a translation of the Scriptures. [1913 Webster]

4. (Rhet.) A transfer of meaning in a word or phrase, a metaphor; a tralation. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

5. (Metaph.) Transfer of meaning by association; association of ideas. --A. Tucker. [1913 Webster]

6. (Kinematics) Motion in which all the points of the moving body have at any instant the same velocity and direction of motion; -- opposed to rotation. [1913 Webster]

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