Meaning of calque
Pronunciation: (kalk), [key]
— n., v., calqued, cal•quing.
- a loan translation, esp. one resulting from bilingual interference in which the internal structure of a borrowed word or phrase is maintained but its morphemes are replaced by those of the native language, as German halbinsel for peninsula.
- to form (a word or phrase) through the process of loan translation.
- calque (Thesaurus)