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Definition of "mistranslation" [mis•trans•la•tion]

  • An incorrect translation. (noun)
  • The incorporation of the incorrect amino acid into a peptide sequence. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "mistranslation" in a sentence
  • "It then admitted there was a "mistranslation" and the Kurdish word "kak" means brother and is a common term of respect."
  • "Hell is a pagan Christian mistranslation of the Hebrew word Shoal and Hades, properly translated as grave wherever Hell appears in modern Bibles."
  • "` White 'is a mistranslation of the Afrikaans word' weit 'meaning ` wide', and it refers to the animal's mouth, which is wider than that of the black rhino."