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interpretationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪnˌtɜː.prəˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ɪnˌtɝː.prəˈteɪ.ʃən/
  • interpretation noun [C or U] (EXPLANATION)

C2 an ​explanation or ​opinion of what something ​means: The ​dispute is ​based on two ​widelydiffering 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.

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interpretationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪnˌtɜr·prɪˈteɪ·ʃən/
an ​explanation or ​opinion of what something ​means: [C] We had different interpretations of the ​surveyresults.
An interpretation by ​actors or ​musicians is the ​expression by ​theirperformance of ​theirunderstanding of the ​part or ​parts they are ​playing: [C] Masur’s interpretation of the Brahms ​symphony was ​masterful.
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