Definition of Transliteration

1. Noun. A transcription from one alphabet to another.

Generic synonyms: Transcription, Written Text
Derivative terms: Transliterate



Definition of Transliteration

1. n. The act or product of transliterating, or of expressing words of a language by means of the characters of another alphabet.

Definition of Transliteration

1. Noun. (linguistics translation studies) The act or product of transliterating, or of representing letters or words in the characters of another alphabet or script. ¹

2. Noun. (context: sign language) The act or product of rendering speech in sign language, or vice versa. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Transliteration

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transliteration

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translawrencium
translentiviral
translesion
translesional
translesionally
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translinear
translingual
translingually
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transliterated
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transliteration (current term)
transliterations
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translocalization
translocase
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translocate
translocated
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translocating
translocation
translocation (genetics)
translocation carrier
translocation chromosome

Literary usage of Transliteration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Collection of Hieroglyphs: A Contribution to the History of Egyptian Writing by Francis Llewellyn Griffith (1898)
"They thus provide a very natural means of transliteration. ... As Professor Pétrie once suggested in discussing this vexed question of transliteration, ..."

2. Assyrian Language: Easy Lessons in the Cuneiform Inscriptions by Leonard William King (1901)
"SYSTEM OF transliteration. rest of the signs, which are left unmarked, are syllabic. Beneath the signs are set their transliteration in italics, ..."

3. Soviet Defectors: The KGB Wanted List by Vladislav Krasnov (1986)
"It corresponds to System II, recommended for this purpose, in J. Thomas Shaw's The transliteration of Modern Russian (New York: MLA, 1979). ..."

4. Papers and Proceedings of the ... General Meeting of the American Library by General Meeting, American Library Association (1898)
"In novels and other literature such a transliteration is to be tolerated on ... But this will not hold in scientific transliteration (and the catalogs of ..."

5. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1900)
"REPORT OF ALA COMMITTEE ON transliteration OF SLAVIC LANGUAGES.» THE committee appointed by the American Library Association to propose a scheme for the ..."

6. A Comprehensive Grammar of the Sinhalese Language: Adapted for the Use of by Abraham Mendis Gunasekara (1891)
"The system of transliteration used is that adopted by the Ceylon Government,* ... In devising a new system of transliteration, care should be taken (where ..."

7. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... SYSTEM OF transliteration The following system of transliteration has been used for Hebrew : К = ' ot omitted at the t = z у = ' beginning of a word. n ..."

8. Rules for a Dictionary Catalogue by Charles Ammi Cutter (1889)
"In determining the principles of transliteration it must be remembered that a ... On the other hand, a strict transliteration is demanded of rabbinical and ..."

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