• A device, software, hardware, system, or person which converts one language into another.
  • In computers, an application which serves to convert one language into another. For example, from a high-level language into machine language, or from a natural language to a programming language.
  • In computers, that which serves to convert from one format, such as that data or a file, into another.
  • That which serves to change from one format, function, system, or level, to another. For example, a frequency translator, or a level translator.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a person who converts text and spoken words from one language to another
  • noun a laptop computer that translates words into other languages

Media Studies

  • noun a radio transmitter that receives a signal on one frequency and retransmits it on another


  • noun somebody who translates