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Pronunciation:  in`turpri'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
  2. [n]  an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious; "the edict was subject to many interpretations"; "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"
  3. [n]  a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
  4. [n]  an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

INTERPRETATION is a 14 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: interpreting, reading, rendering, rendering, rendition, rendition, version
 See Also: account, anagoge, broad interpretation, clarification, construal, construction, eisegesis, elucidation, exegesis, exegesis, explanation, explanation, exposition, expounding, illumination, internal representation, judicial activism, literal interpretation, mental representation, misinterpretation, mistaking, misunderstanding, performance, popularisation, popularization, reading, reconstruction, reinterpretation, reinterpretation, representation, twist, version



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*ter`pre*ta"tion\, n. [L. interpretatio: cf.
F. interpr['e]tation.]
1. 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.

         Look how we can, or sad or merrily, Interpretation
         will misquote our looks.              --Shak.

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

3. The power or explaining. [R.] --Bacon.

4. (Fine Arts) An artist's way of expressing his thought or
   embodying his conception of nature.

5. (Math.) The act or process of applying general principles
   or formul[ae] to the explanation of the results obtained
   in special cases.

Syn: Explanation; solution; translation; version; sense;
     exposition; rendering; definition.

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