translator

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English translatour, from Old French translator, translatour, translateur, from Latin trānslātor, agent noun from perfect passive participle trānslātus, from trānsferō (carry across), from trans (across, beyond) + ferō (bear, carry).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈtɹænzleɪtɚ/, /ˈtɹænsleɪtɚ/, /ˌtɹænzˈleɪtɚ/, [ˌtʰɹænzˈleɪtʰɚ], [ˌtʰɹænzˈleɪɾɚ], /ˌtɹænsˈleɪtɚ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɹɑːnzleɪtə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

translator (plural translators)

  1. A person who translates text, film, or other material into a different natural language.
  2. (by extension) One that makes a new version of a source material in a different language or format.
  3. (proscribed) A language interpreter.
  4. A computer program that translates something from one language to another using machine translation.
    Synonym: machine translator

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Noun[edit]

translator m (plural translatori, feminine equivalent translatoare)

  1. (clarification of this definition is needed) translator