(Trans*lat"or*ship), n. The office or dignity of a translator.

(Trans*lat"o*ry) a. Serving to translate; transferring. [R.] Arbuthnot.

(Trans*lat"ress) n. A woman who translates.

(Trans`la*va"tion) n. [Pref. trans- + L. lavatio, -onis, washing.] A laving or lading from one vessel to another. [Obs.] Holland.

(Trans*lit"er*ate) v. t. [Pref. trans- + L. litera, littera letter.] To express or represent in the characters of another alphabet; as, to transliterate Sanskrit words by means of English letters. A. J. Ellis.

(Trans*lit`er*a"tion) n. The act or product of transliterating, or of expressing words of a language by means of the characters of another alphabet.

(Trans`lo*ca"tion) n. [Pref. trans- + location.] removal of things from one place to another; substitution of one thing for another.

There happened certain translocations at the deluge.

(Trans*lu"cence Trans*lu"cen*cy) n. The quality or state of being translucent; clearness; partial transparency. Sir T. Browne.

(Trans*lu"cent) a. [L. translucens, -entis, p. pr. of translucere to shine through; trans across, through = lucere to shine. See Lucid.]

1. Transmitting rays of light without permitting objects to be distinctly seen; partially transparent.

2. Transparent; clear. [Poetic] "Fountain or fresh current . . . translucent, pure." Milton.

Replenished from the cool, translucent springs.

Syn.Translucent, Transparent. A thing is translucent when it merely admits the passage of light, without enabling us to distinguish the color and outline of objects through it; it is transparent when we can clearly discern objects placed on the other side of it. Glass, water, etc., are transparent; ground glass is translucent; a translucent style.

(Trans*lu"cent*ly), adv. In a translucent manner.

(Trans*lu"cid) a. [L. translucidus; trans across, through + lucidus lucid: cf. F. translucide. See Translucent.] Translucent. [R.] Bacon.

(Trans"lu*na*ry) a. [Pref. trans- + L. luna moon.] Being or lying beyond the moon; hence, ethereal; — opposed to sublunary. [Obs.]

Marlowe, bathed in the Thespian springs,
Had in him those brave, translunary things
That the first poets had.

(Trans`ma*rine") a. [L. transmarinus; trans beyond + marinus marine: cf. F. transmarin. See Marine.] Lying or being beyond the sea. Howell.

(Trans"me*a*ble Trans`me*at"a*ble) a. [L. transmeabilis.] Capable of being passed over or traversed; passable. [Obs.]

(Trans"me*ate) v. t. [L. transmeatus, p. p. of transmeare to pass across; trans across, over + meare to go.] To pass over or beyond. [Obs.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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