Reading definition

rēdĭng
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The act or practice of rendering aloud written or printed matter.

Skilled at forensic reading.

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The act or activity of one that reads.
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The act or practice of a person who reads; perusal, as of books.
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Written or printed material.

The survivors' account is fascinating reading.

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A particular interpretation or performance, as of something written or composed.
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Reading is the act of looking at printed words and understanding or comprehending what they are saying, or the act of saying those words out loud or of interpreting those words.

An example of reading is when you look at a book and the words in it and understand the story.

An example of reading is when you say the words of a book out loud.

An example of reading is when you interpret a book or a situation and give your opinion on it.

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The extent to which a person has read.
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Material read or meant to be read.
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The form of a specified word, sentence, or passage in a particular edition of a literary work.
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The amount measured as by a barometer or thermometer.
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(place) City in SC England; county seat of Berkshire.
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A city of southeast Pennsylvania on the Schuykill River northwest of Philadelphia. Settled in 1748, it is an important commercial, industrial, and transportation center.
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An interpretation or appraisal.

He gave us his reading of the situation.

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Reading is written or printed material that can be looked at and understood.

An example of reading is books or magazines.

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Present participle of read.
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The process of interpreting written language.
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A value indicated by a measuring device.

A speedometer reading.

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An unincorporated community in Minnesota.
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A town in Vermont.
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An official or public recitation of written material.

The reading of a will; a reading by the poet of her own works.

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A borough of south-central England west of London. Occupied by the Danes in 871, it was chartered in 1253.
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The distinctive interpretation of a work of performing art given by the person or persons performing it.
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Inclined to read or study.
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A public entertainment at which literary material is read aloud.
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The information indicated by a gauge or graduated instrument.
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The specific form of a particular passage in a text.

A manuscript with a variant reading.

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The process of interpreting a symbol, a sign or a measuring device.
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A meeting where written material is read aloud.

A poetry reading.

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A reading of the current situation.

(legislature) One of several stages a bill passes through before becoming law.

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A city in Kansas.
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A town in Massachusetts.
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A town in New York.
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A city in Ohio.
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A city in Pennsylvania.
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Made or used for reading.
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A city in Michigan.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
reading
Plural:
readings

Origin of reading

  • From read +"Ž -ing.

    From Wiktionary