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Dictionary definition for: Reading

1. (n) the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "he enjoys reading books"

2. (n) a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument; "he could not believe the meter reading" "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"

3. (n) a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading it was an insult" "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"

4. (n) written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings" "he bought some reading material at the airport"

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

6. (n) a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England

7. (n) a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"

8. (n) the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"

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