# translation

In biology, translation is the assembly of a protein on the ribosomes, using messenger RNA to specify the sequence of amino acids. For details, see protein translation.

In spaceflight, translation is the motion of a spacecraft along its principal axis.

In mathematics, translation is any transformation that takes the form of a constant offset with no rotation or distortion.

## Parallel translation

A parallel translation
is a transformation in a plane or in space. A parallel translation in a plane or in space. In a plane it can be specified by a translation-direction (measured by the angle α formed with an agreed null-direction) and by a displacement-segment *d*. The image of a point *A* can be constructed by drawing from *A* the ray in the direction of translation, and marking off on it the displacement segment *d*. The end-point *A*_{1} of the segment laid off is the image point *A*