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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language.

Usage examples (38)
  • "`superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'
  • Somehow I have a feeling that конъюнктурный in this case is a calque from the English conjecture
  • Ringbom also suggests that misspellings, borrowings and coinage are transfer of form while calque is transfer of meaning.
  • 2. You don't seem to have paid attention to the word "calque" in my comment. for more
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  • Word of the 2009 Nat. Spelling Bee finals.[pellingbeeshirleys!Field2]
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