interpretation interpretation  /ɪn ˌtɜr prɪ ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
  2. (n) the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
  3. (n) an explanation that results from interpreting something
  4. (n) an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious

Usage(s):

  1. The Culture Fair Intelligence Test concentrates more on the interpretation of diagrams; to avoid any cultural bias inherent in language, it employs no verbal questions at all.
  2. The Culture Fair Intelligence Test concentrates more on the interpretation of diagrams; to avoid any cultural bias inherent in language, it employs no verbal questions at all.
  3. One group today insists on a literal interpretation.

News

  1. Yasiel Puig Sits Down With CBS2/KCAL9 Sports Central’s Gary Miller After Phenomenal Debut

    Puig sat down with Sports Central's Gary Miller on Monday, and, through teammate Luis Cruz' interpretation, answered questions about his phenomenal debut.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles

  2. Senators call for end to Justice Department's 'secret law'

    Obama administration's secret interpretation of the Patriot Act allows it to vacuum up records on all Americans' phone calls. But an earlier effort to fix the law in December failed. Originally posted at News - Politics and Law
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNET

  3. Readers Write: Gun-rights advocates have it wrong; Obama's 'red line' blurred on chemical weapons in Syria

    Letters to the Editor for the June 10, 2013 weekly print magazine: The interpretation of the Second Amendment by gun-rights advocates as disallowing any regulation of guns fails to understand human rights. By supporting gun ownership as an unrestricted right, they allow gun violence and public mayhem to exist. Lost in the heartfelt hand-wringing and deliberation over the conflict in Syria is the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  1. "Earlier this week I spoke with commissioner Goodell about a videotaping procedure during last Sunday's game and my interpretation of the rules," Belichick said in a statement posted on the team's Web site. "At this point, we have not been...
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Bill Belichick Source: Canada.com

  2. "I don't particularly think that the term is apt," Kagan told Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, adding that she especially didn't like what people associated it with — "a kind of loosey-goosey style of interpretation in which anything goes."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: The Associated Press

  3. However, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, speaking to The Associated Press on the sidelines of the Davos Economic Forum in Switzerland, said he didn't want to "go too far in my interpretation of this."
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Ehud Barak Source: Guardian Unlimited

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