Definition of translator in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtransˈleɪtə/
/ˌtrɑːnsˈleɪtə/ /ˌtranzˈleɪtə/ /ˌtrɑːnzˈleɪtə/


1A person who translates from one language into another, especially as a profession: the translator of Hardy’s poems into Icelandic
More example sentences
  • Professional women such as translators, doctors, lawyers, artists and writers have been forced from their jobs and told to stay in their homes.
  • Often a professional translator is employed to translate the original text, but the translations of news items, and other updates tend to be done by others.
  • A staff of over 200 full-time cooks, maids, gardeners, builders, drivers, translators and security staff cater for the film student's every possible need.
interpreter, transcriber, transliterator, paraphraser, decipherer;
linguist, polyglot
technical exegete, glossator, glossarist
rare dragoman
1.1A computer program that translates from one programming language into another.
Example sentences
  • The device can work with a power supply from 3.3V up to 5V, which means it can be directly controlled by a microprocessor or logic circuit without level translators.
  • Interfaces and translators enable developers to focus on the business logic without the distractions of how the data is formatted or presented.
  • The insertion is the responsibility of special units in the USB hubs called transaction translators, or TTs for short.
2A television relay transmitter.
Example sentences
  • Well many years ago I spent a fair amount of my time installing and setting up privately owned TV translators.

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