Universal Translator

A universal translator is a device common to many science fiction works, especially on television. First described in Murray Leinster's 1945 novella "First Contact", the translator's purpose is to offer an instant translation of any language. Technology companies are striving to develop a practical "universal" translator for common use.As a convention, it is used to remove the problem of translating between alien languages, unless that problem is essential to the plot.
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