inter-preter

interpreter

[in-tur-pri-ter]
noun
1.
a person who interprets.
2.
a person who provides an oral translation between speakers who speak different languages.
3.
Computers.
a.
hardware or software that transforms one statement at a time of a program written in a high-level language into a sequence of machine actions and executes the statement immediately before going on to transform the next statement. Compare compiler ( def 2 ).
b.
an electromechanical device that reads the patterns of holes in punched cards and prints the same data on the cards, so that they can be read more conveniently by people.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English interpretour < Anglo-French; see interpret, -er2

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interpreter (ɪnˈtɜːprɪtə)
 
n
1.  a person who translates orally from one language into another
2.  a person who interprets the work of others
3.  computing
 a.  a program that translates a second program to machine code one statement at a time and causes the execution of the resulting code as soon as the translation is completed
 b.  a machine that interprets the holes in a punched card and prints the corresponding characters on that card
 
in'terpretership
 
n
 
in'terpretress
 
fem n

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interpreter
"one who translates spoken languages," late 14c., from interpret.
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