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interpretation

noun
     
Related topics: Arts, Performing
in‧ter‧pre‧ta‧tion W2 [uncountable and countable]
1 the way in which someone explains or understands an event, information, someone's actions etc:
One possible interpretation is that they want you to resign.
It's difficult to put an accurate interpretation on (=explain) the survey results.
What exactly the author meant by that statement is open to interpretation (=able to be understood or explained in different ways).
2AP the way in which someone performs a play, a piece of music etc and shows what they think and feel about it:
Laurence Olivier's brilliant interpretation of Henry V

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