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


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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Two interpreted languages can be different either by virtue of differences in vocabulary, interpretation, or conceptual scheme.
Some sentences in two different interpreted languages may well be intertranslatable.
Interpreted languages are translated as they are needed.
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This architecture opens the door for compiled languages, such as COBOL, to be used directly in Web pages where previously only interpreted languages were usable.
The approach supports applications written in native assembler language, high-level languages such as C compiled to native binary code, and interpreted languages such as Java.

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