1. [ noun ] a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
Synonyms: reading version
Related terms: representation exegesis anagoge eisegesis reinterpretation interpret
2. [ noun ] (performing arts) the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
Synonyms: rendering rendition

"her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"

Related terms: performance reinterpretation spin interpret represent
3. [ noun ] an explanation that results from interpreting something

"the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

Related terms: explanation speech_act version construction reading exposition exposition misinterpretation anagoge expansion eisegesis exegesis reconstruction popularization exegesis clarification ijtihad literal_interpretation interpret
4. [ noun ] (psychology) an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
Synonyms: interpreting rendering rendition

"the edict was subject to many interpretations" "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"

Related terms: explanation broad_interpretation interpret interpret
Similar spelling:   interpretative