Associations to the word «Interpretation»


INTERPRETATION, noun. (countable) An act of interpreting or explaining what is obscure; a translation; a version; a construction.
INTERPRETATION, noun. (countable) A sense given by an interpreter; an exposition or explanation given; meaning .
INTERPRETATION, noun. (uncountable) The power of explaining.
INTERPRETATION, noun. (countable) An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.
INTERPRETATION, noun. (countable) An act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.
INTERPRETATION, noun. (countable) (physics) An approximation that allows aspects of a mathematical theory to be discussed in ordinary language.
INTERPRETATION, noun. (countable) (logic) (model theory) An assignment of a truth value to each propositional symbol of a propositional calculus.

Dictionary definition

INTERPRETATION, noun. A mental representation of the meaning or significance of something.
INTERPRETATION, noun. The act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance; "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving".
INTERPRETATION, noun. An explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence".
INTERPRETATION, noun. An explanation of something that is not immediately obvious; "the edict was subject to many interpretations"; "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"; "often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning".

Wise words

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain