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INTERPRETER. One employed to make a translation. (q v.)
     2. An interpreter should be sworn before he translates the testimony of a witness. 4 Mass. 81; 5 Mass. 219; 2 Caines' Rep. 155.
     3. A person employed between an attorney and client to act as interpreter, is considered merely as the organ between them, and is not bound to testify as to what be has acquired in those confidential communications. 1 Pet. C. C. R.. 356; 4 Munf. R. 273; 1 Wend. R. 337. Vide Confidential Communications.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This is about the only place in modern life where the actual raw machine language of a computer so blatantly bares its inner secrets.
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Source codes can't be read directly by a computer, but must first be translated into machine language.
The code must be translated into machine language before it can be put into the computer and get the results that are wanted.
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It included such topics as the use of standard software applications, a basic exposure to machine language programming, and desktop publishing.
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Through this knowledge, we know what to ask for, what language to use in describing our needs, etc., but we will never be all that knowledgeable "under the hood." The end user must appreciate that, beneath the "user layer" we see on our desktop computers or the terminals connected to our mainframes, lie hidden layers of application software, operating system software, network software, and, finally, "machine language" written in codes that we will never have to understand.

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