noun \in-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən, -pə-\


: 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
in·ter·pret \in-ˈtər-prət, -pət\ transitive verb
in·ter·pre·tive \-prət-iv, -pət-\ or in·ter·pre·ta·tive \-prə-ˌtāt-iv, -prət-ət-iv\ adjective

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