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What is a free translation?

 

Definition
 

A free translation is a translation that reproduces the general meaning of the original text.

 

It may or may not closely follow the form or organization of the original.

Sources
 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 77

 

Richards, Platt, and Weber 1985 299


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