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interpreter

noun [C] uk   /ɪnˈtɜː.prɪ.tər/ us    /-ˈtɝː.prɪ.t̬ɚ/

interpreter noun [C] (BETWEEN LANGUAGES)

someone whose job is to change what someone else is saying into another language: She works as an interpreter in Brussels. Speaking through an interpreter, the president said the terms of the ceasefire were completely unacceptable.

interpreter noun [C] (COMPUTER PROGRAM)

specialized computing a computer program that changes the instructions in another program into a form that can be easily understood by a computer

interpreter noun [C] (EXPRESSING)

someone who performs a piece of music or a part in a play, etc. in a way that expresses their own ideas about its meaning: He's a noted interpreter of traditional Irish music.
Translations of “interpreter”
in Korean 통역사…
in Arabic مُتَرْجِم…
in Portuguese intérprete…
in Catalan intèrpret…
in Japanese 通訳(者)…
in Italian interprete…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不同語言之間, 口譯員, (電腦)解譯程式…
in Russian устный переводчик…
in Turkish çevirmen, tercüman…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不同语言之间, 口译译员, (计算机)解释程序…
in Polish tłumacz/ka…
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