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reading

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a presentation of an artistic work (as a piece of music) from a particular point of view
  • a very bizarre reading of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies by an alternative theater company

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2 something assigned to be read or studied
  • make sure you do the assigned reading for tonight

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reading

verb
present participle of read

Synonyms & Antonyms of reading (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to tell of or describe beforehand
  • the psychic claimed to be able to read his future

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The first known use of reading was before the 12th century

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“Reading.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reading. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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