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mistranslation

[‚mis·tranz′lā·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
Incorporation of the wrong amino acid into a protein due to misreading of a codon.
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More than showing the multiple layers of colonial and imperial domination through the use of mistranslation, the passages create a new or third meaning that is not found in a single language or culture.
A similar but more vital mistranslation that has been bequeathed us is that of the German word Wissenschaft as 'science'.
A translation is not considered a Koran, and it is believed a mistranslation could warp God's word.
Even the word "abomination" is suspect, he adds, as this modern usage is probably a mistranslation of a word that appears so often in the Old Testament.
Growth of the Soil is implicated in a complex history of both misreading and mistranslation.
There was just a small error in it, which I am sure is due to a common mistranslation.
According to biblical scholars, this was a mistranslation.
Misleading English title seems to be a mistranslation of the original Greek, which means "Sleeplessness" or "Vigilance.
instead of "einen Damon"); and an unfortunate mistranslation occurs even in the volume's English subtitle: "The Demonology of Israelite-Jewish and Early Christian Literature in Context of Their Environment," instead of "in the Context of Its Environment.
More than one ethnic-targeted campaign has backfired because of an unintentional slur, mistranslation or misunderstood colloquialism.
In fact Harvey's point regarding Lenin's work is without foundation since it is based on an early mistranslation of the title to the first edition of Lenin's famous pamphlet on imperialism.
Significantly, the large team of people employed on the surveying teams meant that, on a more general level, the partial mistranslation of the activities of the Survey was almost assured.