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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 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.

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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 survey results.
An interpretation by actors or musicians is the expression by their performance of their understanding 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)
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