Literature vs Translation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between literature and translation

is that literature is the body of all written works while translation is translation parallel displacement (motion without deformation or rotation).



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Alternative forms

* literatuer (obsolete)


  • The body of all written works.
  • The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group or culture.
  • All the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.
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  • The obvious question to ask at this point is: ‘Why posit the existence of a set of Thematic Relations (THEME, AGENT, INSTRUMENT, etc.) distinct from constituent structure relations?? The answer given in the relevant literature is that a variety of linguistic phenomena can be accounted for in a more principled way in terms of Thematic Functions than in terms of constituent structure relations.
  • Written fiction of a high standard.
  • However, even “literary” science fiction rarely qualifies as literature , because it treats characters as sets of traits rather than as fully realized human beings with unique life stories. —Adam Cadre, 2008


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    Alternative forms

    * translatioun (obsolete) * (abbreviations)


  • (label) The act or (label) an act of translating, in its various senses:
  • # The conversion of text from one language to another.
  • # The conversion of something from one form or medium to another.
  • # (label) A motion or compulsion to motion in a straight line without rotation or other deformation.
  • # (label) The process whereby a strand of mRNA directs assembly of amino acids into proteins within a ribosome.
  • # A transfer of motion occurring within a gearbox.
  • # The conveyance of something from one place to another, especially:
  • ## (label) An ascension to Heaven without death.
  • ## (label) A transfer of a bishop from one diocese to another.
  • ## (label) A transfer of a holy relic from one shrine to another.
  • ## (label) A transfer of a disease from one body part to another.
  • (label) The product or end result of an act of translating, in its various senses.
  • Derived terms

    * fan translation * machine translation * translationless * translation studies

    See also

    * interpretation ----