[ trans-ley-ter, tranz-, trans-ley-ter, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈleɪ tər, trænz-, ˈtræns leɪ tər, ˈtrænz- /


Also translater. a person who translates.
Television. a relay station that receives programming on one frequency and rebroadcasts it at another frequency for improved local reception.

Origin of translator

1350–1400; Middle English translatour (< Middle French) < Late Latin translātor (Latin: one who transfers a thing); see translate, -tor

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British Dictionary definitions for translator

/ (trænsˈleɪtə, trænz-) /


a person or machine that translates speech or writing
radio a relay transmitter that retransmits a signal on a carrier frequency different from that on which it was received
computing a computer program that converts a program from one language to another

Derived forms of translator

translatorial, adjective