Definition of interpreter in English:


Syllabification: in·ter·pret·er
Pronunciation: /inˈtərpritər


  • 1A person who interprets, especially one who translates speech orally.
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    • The pair sat in the dock flanked by four police officers and the proceedings were translated by an interpreter.
    • Only a few cinemas were equipped with earphones through which to hear interpreters translating the dialogues in the films for the audiences.
    • MIT students recruited as interpreters will provide translations.
    translator, transcriber, transliteratorperformer, presenter, exponent; singer, player, actor, danceranalyst, evaluator, reviewer, critic
  • 1.1 Computing A program that can analyze and execute a program line by line.
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    • The check is aimed at ensuring that no incongruent code is executed by the filter interpreter.
    • The resulting machine code is stored in memory and lost when the interpreter terminates.
    • The first line ensures that we run the Ruby interpreter, regardless of where it might be in our path.


late Middle English: from Old French interpreteur, from late Latin interpretator, from Latin interpretari (see interpret).

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