Translation

Translation
   1) The Requirements of a Translation Machine
   What such a suggestion amounts to, if taken seriously, is the requirement that a translation machine should not only be supplied with a dictionary but also with a universal encyclopedia. This is surely utterly chimerical and hardly deserves any further discussion. (Bar-Hillel, 1960, p. 160)
   2) Language Translation and Cognitive Growth
   By intervening in highly abstract realms of thought to shape their speakers' cognitive lives, languages act to insure the maintenance across generations of the most complex cognitive attainments of the human race and of the most complex cognitive attainments of its individual cultures. But, ironically, these same cognitive contributions act to separate their speakers cognitively from speakers of other languages-to create and perpetuate significant cognitive barriers to cross-linguistic communication and understanding. The barriers are certainly not impenetrable. But to penetrate them one cannot rely simply on a translation equivalent or a convenient paraphrase. Here, in highly abstract realms of thought, translation depends on, and provides the direction for, cognitive growth. (Bloom, 1981, p. 86)

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  • translation — [ trɑ̃slasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • déb. XIIIe; « traduction » 1170; lat. translatio, de transferre 1 ♦ Littér. Le fait de transporter (les restes, le corps d une personne). ⇒ transfert. « La translation des restes de Napoléon est une faute contre la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • translation — trans‧la‧tion [trænsˈleɪʆn, trænz ] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] FINANCE the process of changing one currency into another: • Favorable foreign currency translations boosted profits. translation into • After translation into Swiss francs,… …   Financial and business terms

  • translation — translation, version, paraphrase, metaphrase can all denote a restating in intelligible language of the meaning or sense of a passage or work or the passage or work that is the product of such a restatement. Translation implies a turning from one …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • translation — Translation. subst. f. v. Transport. Action par laquelle on fait passer une chose d un lieu en un autre. Translation d un corps saint. On dit, La translation d une feste. En parlant d une feste qui a esté remise d un jour à un autre. Et on dit,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • translation — [trans lā′shən, tranzlā′shən] n. [ME translacioun < MFr translation < L translatio] 1. a translating or being translated 2. the result of a translating; esp., writing or speech translated into another language 3. Mech. motion in which every …   English World dictionary

  • Translation — ist die Bewegung eines Punktsystems, bei welcher alle Punkte kongruente parallele Bahnen gleicher Länge in demselben Sinne beschreiben. Eine unendlich kleine Translation kann als spezieller Fall der Rotation aufgefaßt werden und geht aus dieser… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • translation — index construction, definition, explanation, paraphrase, rendition (explication), restatement Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • translation — (n.) mid 14c., removal of a saint s body or relics to a new place, also rendering of a text from one language to another, from O.Fr. translation (12c.) or directly from L. translationem, noun of action from pp. stem of transferre (see TRANSFER… …   Etymology dictionary

  • translation — translation. См. трансляция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Translation — (v. lat.), 1) Umstellung; 2) Übertragung, z.B. der Rechte auf Andere; 3) Übersetzung; 4) in der Telegraphie, s.u. Telegraph S. 337; daher Translator, Übertrager, 1) in der Telegraphie, s.u. Telegraph S. 337; 2) Übersetzer; in der Türkei bei der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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