(countable and uncountable, plural interpretations)
- (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.
- (countable) A sense given by an interpreter; an exposition or explanation given; meaning .
- Commentators give various interpretations of the same passage of Scripture.
- (uncountable) The power of explaining.
- (countable) An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.
- (countable) An act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.
- (countable, physics) An approximation that allows aspects of a mathematical theory to be discussed in ordinary language.
- (countable, logic, model theory) An assignment of a truth value to each propositional symbol of a propositional calculus.
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”)