- The definition of a rendition is an interpretation or translation of something.
An example of a rendition is a remake of a Christmas carol which was previously sung by a famous singer.
- ☆ a performance or interpretation (of a piece of music, a role, etc.)
- a translation or version
- Archaic a surrender, as of a fugitive slave
Origin of renditionMiddle French altered (infl. by rendre, to render) ; from Classical Latin redditio (; from past participle of reddere): see render
- The act of rendering: the rendition of a verdict.
- An interpretation or performance of a musical score or a dramatic piece.
- A translation from one language to another.
- a. The surrender of a person, place, or possession, as to an authority or a victorious force.b. The transfer of a prisoner or suspect from one country to another, often to avoid legal restrictions on interrogation or prosecution.
Origin of renditionObsolete French, from Old French rendre, to give back; see render.
- (now rare) The surrender (of a city, fortress etc.). [from 17th c.]
- (now rare) The handing-over of a person or thing. [from 17th c.]
- Translation between languages, or between forms of a language; a translated text or work. [from 17th c.]
- (law, chiefly US) Formal deliverance of a verdict. [from 18th c.]
- (law, chiefly US) The handing-over someone wanted for justice who has fled a given jurisdiction; extradition. [from 19th c.]
- An interpretation or performance of an artwork, especially a musical score or musical work. [from 19th c.]
- A given visual reproduction of something. [from 20th c.]
(third-person singular simple present renditions, present participle renditioning, simple past and past participle renditioned)