Etymology
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interpretation (n.)

mid-14c. "a translated text, a translation" (late 13c. in Anglo-French), from Old French interpretacion, entrepretatiun "explanation, translation" (12c.) and directly from Latin interpretationem (nominative interpretatio) "explanation, exposition," noun of action from past participle stem of interpretari "explain, expound; understand" (see interpret).

From late 14c. as "act or process of explaining or interpreting; an explanation; construction placed upon an action." Meaning "dramatic or musical representation" is from 1880.

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Definitions of interpretation

interpretation (n.)
a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something;
Synonyms: reading / version
interpretation (n.)
the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance;
Synonyms: rendition / rendering
interpretation (n.)
an explanation that results from interpreting something;
the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence
interpretation (n.)
an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious;
the edict was subject to many interpretations
Synonyms: interpreting / rendition / rendering
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