counterinterpretation

noun
coun·​ter·​in·​ter·​pre·​ta·​tion | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-in-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce counterinterpretation (audio) , -pə- \
variants: or counter-interpretation
plural counterinterpretations or counter-interpretations

Definition of counterinterpretation

: 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

First Known Use of counterinterpretation

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of counterinterpretation was in 1855

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“Counterinterpretation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterinterpretation. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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