American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A form of borrowing from one language to another whereby the semantic components of a given term are literally translated into their equivalents in the borrowing language. English superman, for example, is a loan translation from German Übermensch. Also called calque.
- n. an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
- loan + translation, a calque of German Lehnübersetzung. (Wiktionary)
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