Interpretability



[in-tur-prit] /ɪnˈtɜr prɪt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to give or provide the meaning of; explain; explicate; elucidate:
to interpret the hidden meaning of a parable.
2.
to construe or understand in a particular way:
to interpret a reply as favorable.
3.
to bring out the meaning of (a dramatic work, music, etc.) by performance or execution.
4.
to perform or render (a song, role in a play, etc.) according to one’s own understanding or sensitivity:
The actor interpreted Lear as a weak, pitiful old man.
5.
to translate orally.
6.
Computers.

See also (def 3).
verb (used without object)
7.
to translate what is said in a foreign language.
8.
to explain something; give an explanation.
/ɪnˈtɜːprɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to clarify or explain the meaning of; elucidate
2.
(transitive) to construe the significance or intention of: to interpret a smile as an invitation
3.
(transitive) to convey or represent the spirit or meaning of (a poem, song, etc) in performance
4.
(intransitive) to act as an interpreter; translate orally
v.

late 14c., from Old French interpreter (13c.) and directly from Latin interpretari “explain, expound, understand,” from interpres “agent, translator,” from inter- (see inter-) + second element of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Sanskrit prath- “to spread abroad,” PIE *per- (5) “to traffic in, sell” (see pornography). Related: Interpreted; interpreting.

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