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[in-tur-pri-tey-shuh n] /ɪnˌtɜr prɪˈteɪ ʃən/

the act of ; 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 .
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

mid-14c. (late 13c. in Anglo-French), from Old French interpretacion (12c.) and directly from Latin interpretationem (nominative interpretatio) “explanation, exposition,” noun of action from past participle stem of interpretari (see interpret).

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

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


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