A question that I heard recently: Compiling vs Transpiling
It seems that Wikipedia has enough information as well: “A source-to-source compiler, transcompiler or transpiler is a type of compiler that takes the source code of a program written in one programming language as its input and produces the equivalent source code in another programming language. A source-to-source compiler translates between programming languages that operate at approximately the same level of abstraction, while a traditional compiler translates from a higher level programming language to a lower level programming language.”
Here is the part that NativeScript has in its tooling section: https://docs.nativescript.org/tooling/transpilers
Well, considering how Typescript plays an important role nowadays, transpiling will be a term that we hear a lot.