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interpreter

[intur′prətər]
Etymology: Fr, interpreter, to translate
a computer program that remains in the source and translates or executes higher-level language.

interpreter

(in-ter'pret-er)
One who provides an oral translation for people who do not speak the same language, or a machine that performs the same function.

Patient care

The Joint Commission recommends that access to competent, culturally sensitive interpreters be a standard of care for everyone seeking health care.

Synonym: translator (2)
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Members of the deaf and hard of hearing community in Dumfries and Galloway are calling for greater support after the region's only British Sign Language interpreter retired in December.
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However, multiple federal regulations, reinforcing the 1964 Civil Right Act, require that any organization that receives federal funding is required to provide English-language interpreters as part of its services.
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