translator: 1. A device that converts information from one system of representation into equivalent information in another system of representation. (188) Note: An example of a translator in telephony is the device that converts dialed digits into call-routing information. 2. A computer program that translates from one language into another language and in particular from one programming language into another programming language. Synonym translating program. 3. In FM and TV broadcasting, a repeater station that receives a primary station's signal, amplifies it, shifts it in frequency, and rebroadcasts it. 4. A device that converts one frequency to another.

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