Interpretation

In*ter`pre*ta"tion

(n*tr`pr*t"shn), n. [L. interpretatio: cf. F. interprtation.]
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1. 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.
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Look how we can, or sad or merrily,
Interpretation will misquote our looks.
Shak.
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2. 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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3. The power or explaining. [R.] Bacon.
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4. (Fine Arts) An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.
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5. (Math.) The act or process of applying general principles or formul to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.

Syn. -- Explanation; solution; translation; version; sense; exposition; rendering; definition.
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