- a function obtained from a given function by adding the same constant to each value of the variable of the given function and moving the graph of the function a constant distance to the right or left.
- a transformation in which every point of a geometric figure is moved the same distance in the same direction.
- translation dictionary,
- translation of axes,
Origin of translation
Examples from the Web for translation
One is, of course, inevitably up against the problem of translation when speaking of names.Does Pope Francis Believe Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?|Jay Parini|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The translation agency only advertises for girls with “no complexes”: code for being prepared to bed the client.
Translation: What plays to the base is not what plays to the middle.Is Caring About Climate Change an Essential Part of LGBT Identity?|Jay Michaelson|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a vacuum (translation: but for Obama), this could be a killer year for Democrats.Biggest Midterm Issue? The Obamaphant in the Living Room|Dean Obeidallah|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are minor syntactic errors throughout the study, presumably due to translation.
If the older form were Gaelic, the substitution, or translation, would have been superfluous.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
The history of Shakespearean translation in Norway cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be called distinguished.An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway|Martin Brown Ruud
Tolsty's translation from the English, which is generally loose, here departs entirely from the text.
What a mockery Elijah's translation seems, upon that theory!Catharine|Nehemiah Adams
I thought it best to do so, to let the world see that it was not really so bad as the French 62 translation had made it appear.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. I (of 9)|Thomas Jefferson
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 Old French translation (12c.) or directly from Latin translationem, noun of action from past participle stem of transferre (see transfer).