translator

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

translator (plural translators)

  1. A person who translates speech, text, film, or other material into a different natural language.
    • 1980, Ford, Gerald, “Boyhood—and Beyond”, in A Time to Heal[1], New York: Berkley Books, →ISBN, page 95:
      "You don't believe the Soviet Union is going to reduce its defense budget, do you?" Boggs asked.
      Premier Chou didn't wait for the translator to finish. "Never, never, never," he replied in perfect English.
  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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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French translateur, from Latin translator, translatoris.

NounEdit

translator m (plural translatori, feminine equivalent translatoare)

  1. translator (someone who translates)