coun·​ter·​in·​ter·​pre·​ta·​tion ˌkau̇n-tər-in-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce counterinterpretation (audio)
variants or counter-interpretation
plural counterinterpretations or counter-interpretations
: an alternative or contradictory interpretation
… pretests were administered and the data were adjusted … to rule out a counterinterpretation that differences between groups … were due to initial differences and not to the treatment effect …Youxiang Mao and Dorothy B. Zakrajsek

Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterinterpretation was in 1855

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“Counterinterpretation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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