In other words, we may not have to wait until the 22nd century for a usable equivalent of Star Trek's universal translator, and we can also hope that as barriers to understanding language are removed, barriers to understanding each other might also be removed.
What does UT stand for?
UT stands for Universal Translator (Internet)
This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Information technology (IT) and computers
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We have 21 other meanings of UT in our Acronym Attic
- Union Tribune (San Diego, CA newspaper)
- Unique Tech (Age of Kings: The Conquerors Expansion, Microsoft game)
- Unit Test
- Unit Trainer
- Unit Trust (mutual fund)
- Unité Technique (French: Technical Unit)
- United States to United Kingdom (routing designation; US Navy)
- United Together
- Unitrade Specialized Canada Catalog (philatelic catalog)
- Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Recordare's Dolet software for Finale and Sibelius uses the MusicXML format to provide a universal translator.
The VoxOx Universal Translator is claimed to be the first service in the industry to provide instantaneous foreign language messaging translation across four major communication channels: text messages, instant messaging, e-mail and selected social media networks.
The Web site also includes other helpful materials such as a universal translator to help with commercial terms soldiers may not be familiar with, and workforce readiness packages, which describe how each action was done under the old system and how it will be done under DIMHRS.
In an effort to evaluate the utility and applicability of the devices for criminal justice professionals, the National Institute of Justice teamed with NAVAIR ORL Training Systems Division to evaluate three devices that recognize simple voice commands and translates them into another language: the Phraselator, the Voice Response Translator (VRT) and the Universal Translator UT-103.
So, with a handheld computer and a camera attachment, you have a universal translator in your pocket.
In the current pre-original Star Trek series Enterprise (set circa 2150), the characters use an early version of the Universal Translator and a human linguistics expert to communicate, and even then it's a struggle to get the translation right.