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interpretation

noun [C/U]  us   /ɪnˌtɜr·prɪˈteɪ·ʃən/
an explanation or opinion of what something means: [C] We had different interpretations of the survey results. An interpretation by actors or musicians is the expression by their performance of their understanding of the part or parts they are playing: [C] Masur’s interpretation of the Brahms symphony was masterful.
Translations of “interpretation”
in Korean 통역…
in Arabic تَفْسير, تَرْجَمة…
in Portuguese interpretação…
in Catalan interpretació…
in Japanese 解釈…
in Italian interpretazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 解釋, 解釋,闡釋, 理解…
in Russian толкование, трактовка, интерпретация…
in Turkish yorum, tefsir, (oyun…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解释, 解释,阐释, 理解…
in Polish interpretacja…
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