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English definition of “interpretation”

interpretation

noun [C or U] (EXPLANATION)    /ɪnˌtɜː.prɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌtɝː.prɪˈt̬eɪ-/
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 .Judgments and analyses
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