[trans-lit-uh-reyt, tranz-]
verb (used with object), transliterated, transliterating.
to change (letters, words, etc.) into corresponding characters of another alphabet or language: to transliterate the Greek Χ as ch.

1860–65; trans- + Latin līter(a) letter1 + -ate1

transliteration, noun
transliterator, noun

translate, transliterate. Unabridged
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transliterate (trænzˈlɪtəˌreɪt)
(tr) to transcribe (a word, etc, in one alphabet) into corresponding letters of another alphabet: the Greek word λογοσ can be transliterated as ``logos''
[C19: trans- + -literate, from Latin lītteraletter]

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Word Origin & History

"to write a word in the characters of another alphabet," 1861, apparently coined by Ger. philologist Max Müller (18231900), from trans- "across" + L. littera (also litera) "letter, character" (see letter).
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Example sentences
Demonstrate an ability to interpret or transliterate a significant portion of the message clearly.
Such interpreters can interpret or transliterate for both deaf and hearing people.
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