Definitions for Interpretationɪnˌtɜr prɪˈteɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ter•pre•ta•tionɪnˌtɜr prɪˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of interpreting; elucidation; explication.

  2. the meaning assigned to another's creative work, action, behavior, etc.

  3. oral translation.

  4. the performing of a dramatic part, music, etc., so as to bring out the meaning or to demonstrate one's conception of it.

  5. the assignment of meaning to abstract symbols in a logical system.

    Category: Philosphy

Origin of interpretation:

1250–1300; ME < L

in•ter`pre•ta′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. interpretation, reading, version(noun)

    a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something

  2. rendition, rendering, interpretation(noun)

    the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance

    "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"

  3. interpretation(noun)

    an explanation that results from interpreting something

    "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

  4. interpretation, interpreting, rendition, rendering(noun)

    an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious

    "the edict was subject to many interpretations"; "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"; "often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. interpretation(noun)ɪnˌtɜr prɪˈteɪ ʃən

    an explanation of what you think sth means

    the interpretation of dreams; various interpretations of the situation

  2. interpretationɪnˌtɜr prɪˈteɪ ʃən

    translation from one language to another

    Jeff will be doing the interpretation for us today.

Wiktionary

  1. interpretation(Noun)

    An act of interpreting or explaining what is obscure; a translation; a version; a construction.

    the interpretation of a foreign language, of a dream, or of an enigma.

  2. interpretation(Noun)

    A sense given by an interpreter; an exposition or explanation given; meaning .

    Commentators give various interpretations of the same passage of Scripture.

  3. interpretation(Noun)

    The power of explaining.

  4. interpretation(Noun)

    An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.

  5. interpretation(Noun)

    An act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.

  6. interpretation(Noun)

    An approximation that allows aspects of a mathematical theory to be discussed in ordinary language.

  7. interpretation(Noun)

    An assignment of a truth value to each propositional symbol of a propositional calculus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interpretation(noun)

    the act of interpreting; explanation of what is obscure; translation; version; construction; as, the interpretation of a foreign language, of a dream, or of an enigma

  2. Interpretation(noun)

    the sense given by an interpreter; exposition or explanation given; meaning; as, commentators give various interpretations of the same passage of Scripture

  3. Interpretation(noun)

    the power or explaining

  4. Interpretation(noun)

    an artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature

  5. Interpretation(noun)

    the act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. interpretation

    A part of the analysis and production phase in the intelligence process in which the significance of information is judged in relation to the current body of knowledge. See also intelligence process.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Interpretation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2334

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Interpretation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4393

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Interpretation' in Nouns Frequency: #860


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