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Dictionary definition for: Interpretation

1. (n) a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something

2. (n) the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance; "her rendition of Milton''s verse was extraordinarily moving"

3. (n) an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

4. (n) an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious; "the edict was subject to many interpretations" "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables" "often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child''s intended m

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