trans·la·tion (trăns-lāshən, trănz-)
a. The act or process of translating, especially from one language into another.
b. The state of being translated.
2. A translated version of a text.
3. Physics Motion of a body in which every point of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point of the body.
4. Biology The process by which messenger RNA directs the amino acid sequence of a growing polypeptide during protein synthesis.
transla·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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