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interpretations, plural;
  1. The action of explaining the meaning of something
    • - the interpretation of data
  2. An explanation or way of explaining
    • - this action is open to a number of interpretations
  3. A stylistic representation of a creative work or dramatic role
    • - two differing interpretations, both bearing the distinctive hallmarks of each writer's perspective

  1. a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
  2. rendition: the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance; "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"
  3. an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"
  4. (interpret) make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
  5. (interpret) represent: create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
  6. (interpret) translate: restate (words) from one language into another language; "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English"; "He translates for the U.N."
  7. In relation to the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church, canonists give rules for the exact interpretation and acceptation of words, in order that decrees may be correctly understood and the extent of their obligation determined.
  8. An interpretation is an assignment of meaning to the symbols of a language. Many formal languages used in mathematics, logic, and theoretical computer science are defined in solely syntactic terms, and as such do not have any meaning until they are given some interpretation. ...
  9. In model theory, interpretation of a structure M in another structure N (typically of a different signature) is a technical notion that approximates the idea of representing M inside N. For example every reduct or definitional expansion of a structure N has an interpretation in N.
  10. Music is an art form whose medium is sound. Common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. ...
  11. (Interpretations (The Carpenters DVD)) The Carpenters' DVD "Interpretations" was originally released as a VHS cassette tape in 1995 until 1997, with the debut of the DVD. The DVD contains footage mainly from their 5 TV specials and TV series from 1971-1980.
  12. (Interpreted (programming languages)) In computer programming, an interpreted language is a programming language in which programs are 'indirectly' executed ("interpreted") by an interpreter program. ...
  13. An act of interpreting or explaining what is obscure; a translation; a version; a construction; A sense given by an interpreter; an exposition or explanation given; meaning ; The power of explaining; An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature; An act or ...
  14. (interpret) To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied especially to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc. ...
  15. (interpretated) Common misspelling of interpreted
  16. (Interpretations) Meanings that have been inferred and extrapolated from the data (e.g., the scores were low relative to expectations).
  17. (Interpret) An interpretation question is similar to one requiring explanation. You are expected to translate, exemplify, solve, or comment upon the subject and usually to give your judgment or reaction to the problem.
  18. (interpret) To translate and execute each statement or construct of a computer program before translating and executing the next. Contrast with: assemble; compile.
  19. (INTERPRET) To translate information from observation, charts, tables, graphs, and written material in a verifiable manner.
  20. (Interpret) (v) : to explain, translate
  21. (Interpret) Clarify something or 'explain' (see above), perhaps indicating how the thing relates to some other thing or way of looking at things.
  22. (Interpret) Comment on a problem, issue, or a piece of text; offer your judgment and substantiate your arguments.
  23. (Interpret) Demonstrate your understanding of an issue or topic. This can be the use of particular terminology by an author, or what the findings from a piece of research suggest to you. In the latter instance, comment on any significant patterns and causal relationships.
  24. (Interpret) Similar to explain except that you may give your own personal reaction or judgment of the situation if relevant.
  25. (Interpret) State a conclusion or conclusions which may include a differential diagnosis