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interpretation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Performing, Arts
interpretationin‧ter‧pre‧ta‧tion /ɪnˌtɜːprɪˈteɪʃən $ -ɜːr-/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 MEANINGthe 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).2 APSHOW A FEELING OR ATTITUDEthe 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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interpretationLawyers called the police department's interpretation of the law "ridiculous."Leonard won for his skillful interpretation of a piece by Mozart.The word "reasonable" is vague and open to interpretation.the traditional interpretation of Marx's opinionsopen to interpretationThus judgements are made on subjective grounds concerning the performance of the individual and this will be open to interpretation.As a result, what we see is consistently open to interpretation, often with profound and tragic consequences.The function of certain artefacts is less open to interpretation.
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