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Definition of interpreter noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person whose job is to translate what someone is saying into another language Speaking through an interpreter, the President said that the talks were going well. a sign language interpreter (= a person who translates what someone is saying into sign language for deaf people) compare translator
  2. 2a person who performs a piece of music or a role in a play in a way that clearly shows their ideas about its meaning She is one of the finest interpreters of Debussy's music.
  3. 3(computing) a computer program that changes the instructions of another program into a form that the computer can understand and use
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