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trans·la·tion

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pronunciation:
traenz leI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of translating from one language to another.
similar words:
construe
definition 2: that which has been translated.
similar words:
construe, version
definition 3: the state of being translated.
similar words:
rendition
definition 4: conversion; transformation.
translation of theory into practice
derivation: translational (adj.)
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fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).