Definition of interpreter in English:


Line breaks: in¦ter|pret¦er
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtəːprɪtə


  • 2 Computing A program that can analyse 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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