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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interpretation  \In*ter`pre*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  interpretatio:  cf 
  F.  interpr['e]tation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  interpreting;  explanation  of  what  is  obscure; 
  translation;  version;  construction;  as  the  interpretation 
  of  a  foreign  language,  of  a  dream,  or  of  an  enigma. 
 
  Look  how  we  can,  or  sad  or  merrily,  Interpretation 
  will  misquote  our  looks  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  sense  given  by  an  interpreter;  exposition  or 
  explanation  given  meaning;  as  commentators  give  various 
  interpretations  of  the  same  passage  of  Scripture. 
 
  3.  The  power  or  explaining.  [R.]  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  (Fine  Arts)  An  artist's  way  of  expressing  his  thought  or 
  embodying  his  conception  of  nature. 
 
  5.  (Math.)  The  act  or  process  of  applying  general  principles 
  or  formul[ae]  to  the  explanation  of  the  results  obtained 
  in  special  cases. 
 
  Syn:  Explanation;  solution;  translation;  version;  sense 
  exposition;  rendering;  definition. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interpretation 
  n  1:  a  mental  representation  of  the  meaning  or  significance  of 
  something  [syn:  {reading},  {version}] 
  2:  the  act  of  interpreting  something  as  expressed  in  an 
  artistic  performance  [syn:  {rendition},  {rendering}] 
  3:  an  explanation  resulting  from  interpreting  something 
  4:  an  explanation  of  something  that  is  not  immediately  obvious; 
  "the  edict  was  subject  to  many  interpretations";  "he 
  annoyed  us  with  his  interpreting  of  parables"  [syn:  {interpreting}, 
  {rendition},  {rendering}] 




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