Definition of interpretation
- natural history interpretation program
a literal interpretation of the law
The truth will only be found by careful interpretation of the evidence.
His remarks need further interpretation.
an actor's interpretation of the role of Hamlet
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: the act or result of explaining or interpreting something : the way something is explained or understood
: a particular way of performing something
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