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loose translation

A restatement of something that lacks accuracy or nuance. Well, that's a rather loose translation of what I said—I was not the slightest bit accusatory. Yes, but in Heather's loose translation of the text, she missed some very salient points
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A loose translation, however permissible it may seem, does give different specific meanings.
Any deviation from her preferred translation is a loose translation.