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English definition of “reading”

reading

noun [C/U] (OBTAIN MEANING)   /ˈri·dɪŋ/
the skill or activity of getting information from written words: [U] Reading is my favorite pastime. Reading is also text to be read: [U] These books are required reading for architecture students. A reading is an occasion when a literary work or formal text is read aloud to a group of people: [C] a poetry reading
(Definition of reading noun (OBTAIN MEANING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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