Interpretation meaning

ĭn-tûrprĭ-tāshən
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The definition of an interpretation is an explanation of a view of a person, place, work, thing, etc.

An example of interpretation is a feminist perspective on a work of literature.

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A result of interpreting.
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(countable, logic, model theory) An assignment of a truth value to each propositional symbol of a propositional calculus.
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The act or process of interpreting.
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The act or result of interpreting; explanation, meaning, translation, exposition, etc.
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The expression of a person's conception of a work of art, a topic, etc. through acting, playing, writing, criticizing, etc.

The pianist's interpretation of a Bach sonata.

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(countable) An act of interpreting or explaining what is obscure; a translation; a version; a construction.

The interpretation of a foreign language, of a dream, or of an enigma.

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(countable) A sense given by an interpreter; an exposition or explanation given; meaning .

Commentators give various interpretations of the same passage of Scripture.

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(uncountable) The power of explaining.
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(countable) An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.
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(countable) An act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.
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(countable, physics) An approximation that allows aspects of a mathematical theory to be discussed in ordinary language.
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Origin of interpretation

  • Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French, from Latin interpretationem, accusative of interpretatio, noun of action from interpretari (“to explain, expound, interpret, understand, conclude, infer, comprehend”)

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