in·​ter·​pret·​ed in-ˈtər-prə-təd How to pronounce interpreted (audio)
: having the meaning explained or translated
compared the interpreted text against the original
reading through the interpreted results of the study
Carefully interpreted corporate charts, proponents say, have concrete planning and predictive value for the mother company …Janine King
: understood in the light of individual belief, judgment, or circumstance
Dramas, after all, like literature, are often about someone's interpreted experience …Allen Reeves Ware and Perry L. Glanzer

Word History

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of interpreted was in 1659

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“Interpreted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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