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loan' transla"tion

1. the process whereby a compound word or expression is created by literal translation of each of the elements of a compound word or expression in another language, as marriage of convenience from French mariage de convenance.
2. a word or expression so created. Cf. calque.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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