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Meaning of “interpretation” in the English Dictionary

"interpretation" in British English

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interpretationnoun [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 ​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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(Definition of interpretation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"interpretation" in American English

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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.
(Definition of interpretation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “interpretation”
in Arabic تَفْسير, تَرْجَمة…
in Korean 통역…
in Portuguese interpretação…
in Catalan interpretació…
in Japanese 解釈…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解释, 解释,阐释, 理解…
in Turkish yorum, tefsir, (oyun…
in Russian толкование, трактовка, интерпретация…
in Chinese (Traditional) 解釋, 解釋,闡釋, 理解…
in Italian interpretazione…
in Polish interpretacja…
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