the action or practice of a person who reads.
Speech. the oral interpretation of written language.
the interpretation given in the performance of a dramatic part, musical composition, etc.:
an interesting reading of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
the extent to which a person has read; literary knowledge:
a man of wide reading.
matter read or for reading:
a novel that makes good reading.
the form or version of a given passage in a particular text:
the various readings of a line in Shakespeare.
an instance or occasion in which a text or other matter is read or performed, usually without elaborate preparation and often as a means of testing its merits:
The playwright wants to have a reading of the play for prospective producers.
an interpretation given to anything:
What is your reading of the situation?
the indication of a graduated instrument:
The reading is 101.2°F.
pertaining to or used for reading:
given to reading:
the reading public.
the act of a person who reads
(as modifier): a reading room, a reading lamp
ability to read
(as modifier): the reading public, a child of reading age
any matter that can be read; written or printed text
a public recital or rendering of a literary work
the form of a particular word or passage in a given text, esp where more than one version exists
an interpretation, as of a piece of music, a situation, or something said or written
knowledge gained from books: a person of little reading
a measurement indicated by a gauge, dial, scientific instrument, etc
the formal recital of the body or title of a bill in a legislative assembly in order to begin one of the stages of its passage
one of the three stages in the passage of a bill through a legislative assembly See first reading, second reading, third reading
the formal recital of something written, esp a will
a town in S England, in Reading unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames: university (1892). Pop: 232 662 (2001)
a unitary authority in S England, in Berkshire. Pop: 144 100 (2003 est). Area: 37 sq km (14 sq miles)
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