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interpreter

Line breaks: in¦ter|pret¦er
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtəːprɪtə
 
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Definition of interpreter in English:

noun

1A person who interprets, especially one who translates speech orally or into sign language.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
2 Computing A program that can analyse and execute a program line by line.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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