Term Definition
Adjudication

The translation evaluation step at which a translation is signed off and released for whatever follows next such as pretesting or final fielding (the ‘A’ in the TRAPD method, see Translation). When all review and refinement procedures are completed, including any revisions after pretesting and copyediting, a final signing off/adjudication is required. Thus, in any translation effort there will be one or more signing-off steps ("ready to go to external assessment," "ready to go to client," "ready to go to fielding agency," for example).