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English definition of “reading”

reading

noun (WRITTEN TEXT)    /ˈriː.dɪŋ/
A1 [U] the skill or activity of getting information from books: Reading and tennis are my favourite pastimes. The diaries make good (bedtime) reading (= are good to read (in bed at night)). These books are compulsory/required reading for students of architecture.Reading C2 [C] an occasion when something written, especially a work of literature, is spoken to an audience: The society often arranges poetry readings and musical evenings.Reading
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