What does interpretation mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interpretation, reading, versionnoun

    a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something

  2. rendition, rendering, interpretationnoun

    the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance

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

  3. interpretationnoun

    an explanation that results from interpreting something

    "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

  4. interpretation, interpreting, rendition, renderingnoun

    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. interpretationnoun

    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. interpretationnoun

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

    Commentators give various interpretations of the same passage of Scripture.

  3. interpretationnoun

    The power of explaining.

  4. interpretationnoun

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

  5. interpretationnoun

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

  6. interpretationnoun

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

  7. interpretationnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interpretationnoun

    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. Interpretationnoun

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

  3. Interpretationnoun

    the power or explaining

  4. Interpretationnoun

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

  5. Interpretationnoun

    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  

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

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    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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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. anonymous:

    Reading music is the skill, while interpretation is the gift.

  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. Aydin Soei:

    When he no longer has an identity with a gang that provides an alternative to society, he could be even more susceptible to seek an identity with a radical interpretation of Islam.

  4. Neil Jacobs:

    Using NAPA's interpretation, all social media posts, including tweets, that referenced any NOAA employee's work would have to be reviewed by the scientist who completed the initial or previous work.

  5. Michael Baden:

    We were really scared that they we going to screw us. We just wanted to get Chris Arsenault back so we can continue our investigation. when someone falls from a certain height, part of the interpretation has to be estimated with what the circumstances are.

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