Definition of interpretation :
1. An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.
2. The act of interpreting; explanation of what is obscure; translation; version; construction; as, the interpretation of a foreign language, of a dream, or of an enigma.
3. The act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.
4. The power or explaining.
5. The sense given by an interpreter; exposition or explanation given; meaning; as, commentators give various interpretations of the same passage of Scripture.
presentation, improvisation, burlesque, edition, clarification, account, appreciation, enucleation, instruction, point of view, diagnosis, paraphrase, gloss, meter reading, Punch and Judy show, solution, answer, theory, recreation, construction, road map, recital, juggling act, argument, impersonation, reading material, note, discussion, exegesis, interlingual rendition, deduction, review, exposition, illumination, variation, interpreting, rendering, critique, monologue, criticism, impression, statement, reading, idea, execution, performing arts, variant, annotation, outline, understanding, performance, representation, realization, study, essay, principle, spin, explication, words, examination, adaptation, recitation, dissertation, take, theme, illustration, explain
interpretation (part of speech: noun)
meaning (part of speech: noun)
implication, connotation, intent, significance, relevance, purpose, denotation, point, subject, definition, crux, indication, thrust, gist, topic, message, tenor, upshot, description, drift, meaning, pith
- If you do not mail that letter, and if you still persist in your very absurd interpretation of the meaning of Eve's kiss, we may meet again in town. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- No one can say that one interpretation is right and the other wrong. - "The Art of Public Speaking", Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein.
- Willis said that we were seeking any enemy that might be in the woods; but he aroused no interest; nobody either approved or seemed to doubt Willis's interpretation of the movement; we did not know what the generals were doing with us, and we were tired and sleepy and hungry and wet. - "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.