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interpretation

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noun in·ter·pre·ta·tion \in-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən, -pə-\

Simple Definition of interpretation

  • : the act or result of explaining or interpreting something : the way something is explained or understood

  • : a particular way of performing something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of interpretation

  1. 1 :  the act or the result of interpreting :  explanation

  2. 2 :  a particular adaptation or version of a work, method, or style

  3. 3 :  a teaching technique that combines factual with stimulating explanatory information <natural history interpretation program>

interpretational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

interpretative

play \in-ˈtər-prə-ˌtā-tiv also -prə-tə-tiv\ adjective

interpretatively

adverb

interpretive

play \-ˈtər-prə-tiv, -pə-\ adjective

interpretively

adverb

Examples of interpretation in a sentence

  1. a literal interpretation of the law

  2. The truth will only be found by careful interpretation of the evidence.

  3. His remarks need further interpretation.

  4. an actor's interpretation of the role of Hamlet



14th Century

First Known Use of interpretation

14th century


INTERPRETATION Defined for Kids

interpretation

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noun in·ter·pre·ta·tion \in-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of interpretation for Students

  1. 1 :  the way something is explained or understood <What's your interpretation of the results?>

  2. 2 :  a particular way of performing something (as a dramatic role)




Medical Dictionary

interpretation

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noun in·ter·pre·ta·tion \in-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən, -pə-\

Medical Definition of interpretation

  1. :  the act or result of giving an explanation of something <interpretation of the symptoms of disease>; especially :  an explanation in understandable terms to a patient in psychotherapy of the deeper meaning according to psychological theory of the material related and the behavior exhibited by the patient during treatment

interpret

\in-ˈtər-prət, -pət\play transitive verb

interpretive

\-prət-iv, -pət-\play or

interpretative

\-prə-ˌtāt-iv, -prət-ət-iv\play play adjective



Law Dictionary

interpretation

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noun in·ter·pre·ta·tion \in-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən\

Legal Definition of interpretation

  1. :  the act or result of interpreting — compare construction

interpretative

\in-ˈtər-prə-ˌtā-tiv, -tə-tiv\ play adjective

interpretive

\in-ˈtər-prə-tiv\ play adjective




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