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interpretation

noun [C or U] uk   /ɪnˌtɜː.prɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌtɝː.prɪˈt̬eɪ-/

interpretation noun [C or U] (EXPLANATION)

C2 an explanation or opinion of what something means: The dispute is based on two widely differing interpretations of the law. The rules are vague and open to interpretation. It is difficult for many people to accept a literal interpretation of the Bible.

interpretation noun [C or U] (WAY OF PERFORMING)

C2 a particular way of performing a piece of music, a part in a play, etc.: Her interpretation of Juliet was one of the best performances I have ever seen.
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