Transformation vs Translation - What's the difference?

transformation | translation |

As nouns the difference between transformation and translation

is that transformation is while translation is translation parallel displacement (motion without deformation or rotation).



(en noun)
  • The act of transforming or the state of being transformed.
  • A marked change in appearance or character, especially one for the better.
  • (mathematics) The replacement of the variables in an algebraic expression by their values in terms of another set of variables; a mapping of one space onto another or onto itself; a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system.
  • (linguistics) A rule that systematically converts one syntactic form into another; a sentence derived by such a rule.
  • (genetics) The alteration of a bacterial cell caused by the transfer of DNA from another, especially if pathogenic.
  • (politics, South Africa) Ideologically driven government policy - becoming more conformant with socialist and African nationalist groupthink.
  • Synonyms

    * metamorphosis * transmogrification * transmutation * transfiguration

    Derived terms

    * transformational



    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 ----