There are 2 definitions of Reading in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛdɪŋ
  • A town in Berkshire, southern England, on the River Kennet near its junction with the Thames; population 142,300 (est. 2009).

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of Reading in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈriːdɪŋ


  • 2An occasion at which pieces of literature are read to an audience: a poetry reading
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    • She was an accomplished reader of her own verse, and found a new young audience at the poetry readings which flourished in the 1960s.
    • Hence, perhaps, her later insistence on singing to the captive audiences at her poetry readings.
    • They also gained wider audiences through public readings in both poetry and prose.
  • 2.1A piece of literature or passage of scripture that is read aloud: readings from the Bible
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    • The combined choirs will sing the traditional carols of the Christmas season and in addition there will be readings from Sacred Scripture.
    • There are many ways, but today let's focus on two, both of which are related to the Scripture readings we will hear at Mass.
    • Each service includes short scripture readings, petitions regarding mourning, suggestions for reflection, and room for journaling.
    passage, lesson; section, piece, selection; recital, recitation
  • 3A particular interpretation of a text or situation: feminist readings of Goethe
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    • It won't be a perfect fit, any more than modern feminist readings of the Bible are a perfect fit, but it will do for the time being.
    • McLeish believes it is the combination of strength, skill and also his reading of the game which makes him so difficult to play against.
    • He isn't as fast as Cole, but has tremendous skill and reading of the game.
    interpretation, construal, understanding, account, explanation, analysis, construction; version
    informal take
  • 4A figure or amount shown by a meter or other measuring instrument: radiation readings were taken every hour
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    • To reduce measurement error, this instrument takes three readings and computes an average.
    • If there is a large discrepancy between the water meter readings and the amount of water shown on the bill, a specialist is sent to investigate the problem.
    • Even frequent meter readings provided information about energy use after the fact, not allowing actions to be taken to reduce energy use or energy demand.
    record, figure, indication, read-out, display, measurement
  • 5A stage of debate in parliament through which a Bill must pass before it can become law: the Bill returns to the House for its final reading next week
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    • This bill still awaits the final reading and approval by Parliament.
    • Parliament approved their final reading on April 3 after much controversy.
    • It must pass two more readings in coming weeks before it is final.

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