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reading

noun  /ˈri·dɪŋ/ us  

reading noun (OBTAIN MEANING)

[C/U] the skill or activity of getting information from written words: [U] Reading is my favorite pastime. [C/U] Reading is also text to be read: [U] These books are required reading for architecture students. [C/U] A reading is an occasion when a literary work or formal text is read aloud to a group of people: [C] a poetry reading

reading noun (UNDERSTAND)

[C] the way in which you understand something: My reading of the situation is that John wanted an excuse to resign.
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