Interpretable



[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
adj.

1610s, from Late Latin interpretabilis, from Latin interpretari (see interpret).
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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