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Synonyms for interpretation
ɪnˌtɜr prɪˈteɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interpretation, reading, version(noun)

    a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something

    rendition, reading material, recitation, recital, interlingual rendition, adaptation, variation, variant, version, rendering, reading, translation, indication, interpreting, edition, meter reading

  2. rendition, rendering, interpretation(noun)

    the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance

    "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"

    reading, translation, rendition, version, interpreting, interlingual rendition, rendering

  3. interpretation(noun)

    an explanation that results from interpreting something

    "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

    rendering, reading, version, interpreting, rendition

  4. interpretation, interpreting, rendition, rendering(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"

    reading, translation, rendering, rendition, interpreting, interlingual rendition, version

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. interpretation

    A definition is exact, an explanation general; a definition is formal, a description pictorial. A definition must include all that belongs to the object defined, and exclude all that does not; a description may include only some general features; an explanation may simply throw light upon some point of special difficulty. An exposition undertakes to state more fully what is compactly given or only implied in the text; as, an exposition of Scripture. Interpretation is ordinarily from one language into another, or from the language of one period into that of another; it may also be a statement giving the doubtful or hidden meaning of that which is recondite or perplexing; as, the interpretation of a dream, a riddle, or of some difficult passage. Definition, explanation, exposition, and interpretation are ordinarily blended in a commentary, which may also include description. A comment is upon a single passage; a commentary may be the same, but is usually understood to be a volume of comments.

    comment, commentary, definition, description, explanation, exposition, rendering, translation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. interpretation

    version, explanation, rendering, exposition, definition, sense, solution

    misinterpretation, misrendering, problem, difficulty, text

Editors Contribution

  1. approbation

    Submitted by anonymous on February 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. interpretation(n.)

    explanation, exposition, elucidation

  2. interpretation(n.)

    rendering, translation, version, construction

  3. interpretation(n.)

    meaning, sense, signification

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. interpretation(n)

    rendering, rendition, translation, exegesis, exegetics, hermeneutics, isagogics, anagogics, dittology

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  1. interpretation

How to use interpretation in a sentence?

  1. Veryan Khan:

    The practicing of anything that is not approved by Islamic State under their very strict interpretation of Islam is ‘Haram’ or forbidden, if the Islamic State thinks that sorcery is real, then black magic would be a threat to them and seen as a danger.

  2. David Axelrod:

    I just don't buy into the interpretation that he would try and essentially politicize what was one of the most horrific events of his life.

  3. Larsen Haidle:

    It was difficult for consumers to be able to determine how accurate the test result is, how reliable it is, and if you sent a test result to more than one lab you could easily get a different interpretation of your risk based on the same question, that was part of what prompted the whole concern in that era.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    Is happiness not just a phenomenon in our imagination or a result of a personal interpretation?

  5. Bernhard Schwartländer:

    They can't stop it, but they can create a headache, the problem is the language that has been chosen, the interpretation of those words sometimes opens room for discussion, which the tobacco industry will try to use.

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