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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.
(Definition of interpreter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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