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  • A word or phrase that has been translated semantically from one language for use in another.
         The phrase "that goes without saying" is a calque of the French phrase "├ža va sans dire".
  • (transitive) To adopt (a word or phrase) from one language to another by semantic translation of its parts.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Calque, v. t. See 2d Calk, v. t.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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