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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of interpreting.
  • n. A result of interpreting.
  • n. An explanation or conceptualization by a critic of a work of literature, painting, music, or other art form; an exegesis.
  • n. A performer's distinctive personal version of a song, dance, piece of music, or role; a rendering.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of interpreting or explaining what is obscure; a translation; a version; a construction.
  • n. A sense given by an interpreter; an exposition or explanation given; meaning .
  • n. The power of explaining.
  • n. An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.
  • n. An act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.
  • n. An approximation that allows aspects of a mathematical theory to be discussed in ordinary language.
  • n. An assignment of a truth value to each propositional symbol of a propositional calculus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of interpreting; explanation of what is obscure; translation; version; construction.
  • n. The sense given by an interpreter; exposition or explanation given; meaning.
  • n. The power or explaining.
  • n. An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.
  • n. The act or process of applying general principles or formulæ to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of interpreting, expounding, or explaining; translation; explanation; elucidation: as, the interpretation of a difficult passage in an author; the interpretation of dreams or of prophecy.
  • n. The sense given by an interpreter; assumed meaning; apparent meaning; signification: as, varying interpretations of the same passage or event: to put a bad interpretation upon anything.
  • n. The representation of a dramatic part or character, or the rendering of a musical composition, according to one's particular conception of it: as, an original and spirited interpretation of “Hamlet.”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
  • n. an explanation that results from interpreting something
  • n. a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
  • n. an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious

Etymologies

Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French, from Latin interpretationem, accusative of interpretatio, noun of action from interpretari ("to explain, expound, interpret, understand, conclude, infer, comprehend") (Wiktionary)

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