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interpreter (n.)

"one who translates spoken languages; a translator of written texts," late 14c., from Old French interpreteor, entrepreteur, from Late Latin interpretator "an explainer," agent noun from interpretari "explain, expound" (see interpret).

updated on December 14, 2015

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Definitions of interpreter from WordNet

interpreter (n.)
someone who mediates between speakers of different languages;
Synonyms: translator
interpreter (n.)
someone who uses art to represent something;
she was famous as an interpreter of Shakespearean roles
his paintings reveal a sensitive interpreter of nature
interpreter (n.)
an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose;
Synonyms: spokesperson / representative / voice
interpreter (n.)
(computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time;
Synonyms: interpretive program
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