Definition of reading :
1. A lecture or prelection; public recital.
2. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community.
3. An observation read from the scale of a graduated instrument; as, the reading of a barometer.
4. Manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of rendering.
5. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.
6. of Read
7. Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of extensive reading.
8. The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or written matter to be read.
9. The way in which anything reads; force of a word or passage presented by a documentary authority; lection; version.
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interpretation (part of speech: noun)
learning (part of speech: verb)
absorbing, scholarship, mastering, grasping, gleaning, education, comprehending, edification, studiousness, assimilating, studying, discovering, digesting, enlightenment, understanding, learning, realizing, pedantry