Definition of untranslated in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌntransˈleɪtɪd/


1(Of words or text) not having their sense expressed in another language: a nine-volume work, as yet untranslated from the Icelandic
More example sentences
  • Between three and seven untranslated excerpts from contemporary texts, however, accompany each chapter.
  • Each segment of the show is also introduced with a title screen sporting a colorful background and unreadable, untranslated text.
  • In this book, the number of untranslated words is small, and in each case I think the clear context in which they are used will help the reader understand them.
2(Of a sequence of nucleotides in messenger RNA) not converted to the amino acid sequence of a protein or polypeptide during synthesis.
Example sentences
  • For Zpr1 and the RING finger gene, protein coding sequence is shaded dark gray, and untranslated sequence is shaded light gray.
  • The building block cost for mRNA includes the nucleotides for an untranslated region and a polyA tail with empirically observed lengths.
  • However, because the untranslated sequences of the importin 1 and 2 transgenes differ by only 7 nucleotides, it is unlikely that they are differentially translated.
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