What does interpretation mean?

Definitions for interpretation
ɪnˌtɜr prɪˈteɪ ʃənin·ter·pre·ta·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word interpretation.

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"

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. interpretation

    To interpret a meaning.

    They realized that the questionnaire needed to be simplified to ensure accurate interpretation.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

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

How to pronounce interpretation?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interpretation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interpretation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of interpretation in a Sentence

  1. Kelsey Davenport:

    The Trump administration clearly wants to have The Trump administration cake and eat it too, this selective interpretation of the UN Security Council provisions is absurd. The Trump administration has reiterated continuously since May of 2018 that The Trump administration's no longer a participant in the nuclear deal.

  2. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin:

    The absence of any definition, analysis or medical standard renders this exception vague, indefinite and vulnerable to subjective interpretation and application.

  3. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    The concept that all men are created equal was a key to European Enlightenment philosophy. But the interpretation of all men has hovered over the Declaration of Independence since its creation.

  4. Alan Deardorff:

    Since' The USMCA' has no standard meaning, it may be possible to justify President Donald Trump statements by constructing a measure that fits The USMCA and by limiting the number of trade agreements that one compares to. But by any sensible interpretation, President Donald Trump's wrong.

  5. Jeremy Tedesco:

    The( administration's) lawless interpretation ignores the will of The Republican-controlled Congress in enacting Title IX, it's a clear case of federal overreach.

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