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noun
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.
Compare calque.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for loan-translation

loan translation

noun
1.
the adoption by one language of a phrase or compound word whose components are literal translations of the components of a corresponding phrase or compound in a foreign language: English "superman" is a loan translation from German "Übermensch." Also called calque
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