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English definition of “interpretation”

interpretation

noun [C/U]    /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.
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