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English definition of “reading”

reading

noun [C] (PARLIAMENT)    /ˈriː.dɪŋ/
In a parliament , a reading of a new law is one of the stages of discussion before it is approved : The Housing Bill was given its second reading in Parliament today.Legislation and law-making
(Definition of reading noun (PARLIAMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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