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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of changing writing or speech from one language to another.
The company needs people skilled in translation from Japanese to English.
definition 2: writing or speech that has been changed from one language to another.
After we struggled through the story in Spanish, the teacher handed out an English translation.
derivation: translational (adj.)
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fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration).