from The Century Dictionary.

  • Transferring; serving to translate.
  • Same as translational.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Serving to translate; transferring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective that translates or transfers


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  • The doors allow for both rotatory and translatory motion in one go, and their spinning around the central axis ends up saving on 50% of space — otherwise consumed by the conventional doors as they open up.

    Playing with Fonts – Door Mat

  • But they know its a hassle and a pain in the ass for us to provide translatory services, and so once arrested they never speak a word of english!

    Missing You Already. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • (Erweiterung) of the old supposition of the invariance of Newtonian mechanics for a translatory or circular

    Early Philosophical Interpretations of General Relativity

  • It was “that blackness” in which the lunar nights are insteeped, which last three hundred and fifty-four hours and a half at each point of the disc, a long night resulting from the equality of the translatory and rotary movements of the moon.

    Round the Moon

  • Evidently, in its translatory motion round the moon, it had not passed through any atmosphere, for the specific weight of these different objects would have checked their relative speed.

    Round the Moon

  • On this point René Descartes was particularly explicit in his Dioptrique of 1638; even while proposing various models to explain light phenomena, he insisted above all on the corpuscular model, regarding lumen as a swarm of spherical corpuscles endowed with two motions: a very rapid translatory motion and


  • This is proved by the phenomenon of diffusion, where we have the case of two different-coloured liquids, for example, intermingling with each other, which is conclusive evidence of the translatory motion of the atoms in liquids.

    Aether and Gravitation

  • Whatever it may be that gives relief to this condensation, the relief itself consists in motion, either translatory or vibratory, of the electrical ether or ethers.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • Let the rarest of these ethers be that whose vibrations cause the phenomena of light, -- the next denser that which, either by vibration or translatory motion, causes the electrical phenomena, -- and the most dense of the three that which by its motions, of whatever sort, causes the phenomena of heat.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • Now when a substance is in the liquid state, the atoms of that substance have not only a vibratory motion, but have also a translatory motion, so that they can move in and out among one another.

    Aether and Gravitation


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