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1A person who interprets, especially one who translates speech orally.
analyst, evaluator, reviewer, commentator, annotatortranslator, transcriber, transliterator, deciphererperformer, presenter, portrayer, exponentView synonyms
- ‘As a rule, interpreters are supposed to translate between their mother tongue and another language.’
- ‘MIT students recruited as interpreters will provide translations.’
- ‘The British interpreter gave his version to the Russian interpreter who then translated for Stalin.’
- ‘As for the use of the Maori language, how can an interpreter translate adequately on the spur of the moment?’
- ‘There is often a need to employ interpreters to assist with interviews, in some cases working in dialects from remote parts of the world.’
- ‘Only a few cinemas were equipped with earphones through which to hear interpreters translating the dialogues in the films for the audiences.’
- ‘An additional expense may be the cost of translations and interpreters.’
- ‘This will mean 20 official languages, requiring in each case 150 new translators and interpreters.’
- ‘But interpreters go further than translators who deal in written works - they deal with the spoken word.’
- ‘She says many Bulgarians speak excellent English and there is no shortage of interpreters or translators.’
- ‘Thousands of translators and interpreters around the world continue to perform essential tasks in often less-than-ideal conditions.’
- ‘May Congress enact laws that instruct courts and other interpreters how to interpret future laws?’
- ‘Only a few English and Canadian personnel remained, mostly acting as translators and interpreters.’
- ‘The pair sat in the dock flanked by four police officers and the proceedings were translated by an interpreter.’
- ‘That does not include the cost for medical expenses, interpreters and lawyers.’
- ‘Then he watches as an interpreter translates for me, and nods to check I have understood.’
- ‘However, is it reasonable for the committee to ask that I provide translation and interpreters?’
- ‘He looked exhausted and uncomfortable as he waited for the interpreter to translate.’
- ‘For about ten minutes, one gentleman asked me questions in English, and the interpreter translated them into Czech.’
- ‘There was much chatter, much nodding, then an expectant silence as the interpreter translated.’
- 1.1Computing A program that can analyze and execute a program line by line.
- ‘The first line ensures that we run the Ruby interpreter, regardless of where it might be in our path.’
- ‘This code easily can cause a case of the interpreter doing what you said, not what you meant.’
- ‘When an error occurs, the Ruby interpreter packages the error in an exception object.’
- ‘The resulting machine code is stored in memory and lost when the interpreter terminates.’
- ‘The check is aimed at ensuring that no incongruent code is executed by the filter interpreter.’
Late Middle English: from Old French interpreteur, from late Latin interpretator, from Latin interpretari (see interpret).
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