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noun 
  1. A word-for-word translation of a saying or a morpheme-by-morpheme translation of a word from one language to another.
::The word watershed is a from German Wasserscheide. verb (calques, calquing, calqued)
  1. (transitive) To adopt (a word or phrase) from one language to another by semantic translation of its parts.
Etymology: From French, calque < calcare


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