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  • A device that converts information from one system of representation into equivalent information in another system of representation. Note: In telephone equipment, it is the device that converts dialed digits into call-routing information. See also transponder. 2. A computer program that translates from one language into another language and in particular from one programming language into another programming language. (FP) (ISO) See translating program. See also address translator. 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.