[in-tur-pri-tey-shuh n] /ɪnˌtɜr prɪˈteɪ ʃən/
the act of interpreting; elucidation; explication:
This writer’s work demands interpretation.
an explanation of the meaning of another’s artistic or creative work; an elucidation:
an interpretation of a poem.
a conception of another’s behavior:
a charitable interpretation of his tactlessness.
a way of interpreting.
the rendering of a dramatic part, music, etc., so as to bring out the meaning, or to indicate one’s particular conception of it.
oral translation.
the act or process of interpreting or explaining; elucidation
the result of interpreting; an explanation
a particular view of an artistic work, esp as expressed by stylistic individuality in its performance
explanation, as of the environment, a historical site, etc, provided by the use of original objects, personal experience, visual display material, etc
(logic) an allocation of significance to the terms of a purely formal system, by specifying ranges for the variables, denotations for the individual constants, etc; a function from the formal language to such elements of a possible world

interpretation in·ter·pre·ta·tion (ĭn-tûr’prĭ-tā’shən)

The act or process of explaining the meaning of something.

A psychotherapist’s explanation of the meaning of a patient’s remarks, dreams, memories, experiences, and behavior.

in·ter’pret v.
in·ter’pre·ta’tion·al adj.


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