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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.


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