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  1. (BIOLOGY) The assembly of a protein on the ribosomes, using messenger RNA to specify the sequence of amino acids. For details, see protein translation.

       • GENETICS AND HEREDITY


  2. (SPACEFLIGHT) The motion of a spacecraft along its principal axis.

       • SPACECRAFT NAVIGATION AND CONTROL


  3. (MATH) Any transformation that takes the form of a constant offset with no rotation or distortion.

       • GEOMETRY