metaphrase definition

  • noun:
    • A word-for-word interpretation.
    • a literal, word-for-word interpretation.
    • An answering expression; repartee.
    • A verbal translation; a version or interpretation from 1 language into another, word for word; a literal interpretation; -- opposed to paraphrase.
    • An answering term; repartee.
    • A translation; particularly, a verbal translation; a detailed variation or interpretation from one language into another: against paraphrase.
    • A responding expression; a repartee.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To convert, specially literally.
    • to control the wording of (a text), especially as a method of subtly changing the feeling.
  • verb:
    • to help make these types of a literal interpretation.
  • others:
    • To translate literally; turn into exactly corresponding words: as, to metaphrase Latin poetry.

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