Definitions for "Interpreted"
JavaScript is an interpreted language. That it, is not compiled into an executable file destined for a specific computing platform. Compiled languages run faster, however they are not as flexible as interpreted languages. There is some debate on which is easier to debug. A JavaScript code set will work with any platform that runs a JavaScript enabled browser.
If a program is interpreted, its actual human-readable source is read as it is run by the computer. This is generally a slower process than if the program being run has already been compiled.
As opposed to compiled, interpreted means the Prolog system attempts to prove a goal by directly reading the clauses rather than executing instructions from an (abstract) instruction set that is not or only indirectly related to Prolog.
understood in a certain way; made sense of; "a word taken literally"; "a smile taken as consent"; "an open door interpreted as an invitation"