• (RP) IPA: /ɪnˈtɜːpɹɪtə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɪnˈtɝpɹɪtɚ/

interpreter (plural interpreters)

  1. (translation studies) One who listens to a speaker in one language and relates that utterance to the audience in a different language. Contrasted with translator.
    A Japanese man who is tried before a German court is assisted by an interpreter in making oral statements.
  2. (figuratively) One who explains something, such as an art exhibit. One who does heritage interpretation.
  3. (computing) A program which executes another program written in a programming language other than machine code.
    Programs written in the BASIC language are usually run through an interpreter, though some can be compiled.
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