- 1The action of explaining the meaning of something: the interpretation of dataMore example sentences
- All understanding is interpretation and interpretation is essentially linguistic.
- The Queen and King require less interpretation, for we understand them as the major male and female archetypes.
- Knowing the level of inference will subsequently aid interpretation of the statistical methods.
- 1.1An explanation or way of explaining: this action is open to a number of interpretationsMore example sentences
- It then looks at the interpretations and explanations that have been given by various academic commentators.
- According to this, more people in Guinea are embracing very strict interpretations of Islam.
- There were several individual attempts at explicitly Marxist interpretations of Shakespeare.
- 1.2A stylistic representation of a creative work or dramatic role: two differing interpretations, both bearing the distinctive hallmarks of each writer’s perspectiveMore example sentences
- It will be fascinating to see in the future how different interpretations of the role go.
- Gemma and Laura take great interest in the different interpretations of the same role by each principal.
- There are videos and displays of still photographs all offering different interpretations of the main theme.
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- There are also interpretational differences.
- The situation arose after the interpretational skills of a radiologist were called into question.
- His performance on a technical, acoustic, musical and interpretational level is reached by only very few cellists.
late Middle English: from Old French interpretation or Latin interpretatio(n-), from the verb interpretari (see interpret).