counterinterpretation

noun coun·ter·in·ter·pre·ta·tion \ ˌkau̇n-tər-in-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən , -pə- \
variants: or counter-interpretation

Definition of counterinterpretation

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

First Known Use of counterinterpretation

1855

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