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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [in-tur-pri-tey-shuh n]
    • /ɪnˌtɜr prɪˈteɪ ʃən/
    • /ɪnˌtɜːprɪˈteɪʃn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [in-tur-pri-tey-shuh n]
    • /ɪnˌtɜr prɪˈteɪ ʃən/

Definitions of interpretation word

  • noun interpretation the act of interpreting; elucidation; explication: This writer's work demands interpretation. 1
  • noun interpretation an explanation of the meaning of another's artistic or creative work; an elucidation: an interpretation of a poem. 1
  • noun interpretation a conception of another's behavior: a charitable interpretation of his tactlessness. 1
  • noun interpretation a way of interpreting. 1
  • noun interpretation the rendering of a dramatic part, music, etc., so as to bring out the meaning, or to indicate one's particular conception of it. 1
  • noun interpretation oral translation. 1

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Origin of interpretation

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English < Latin interpretātiōn- (stem of interpretātiō). See interpret, -ation

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Parts of speech for Interpretation


interpretation popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

interpretation usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for interpretation

noun interpretation

  • perception — the act or faculty of perceiving, or apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding.
  • clarification — to make (an idea, statement, etc.) clear or intelligible; to free from ambiguity.
  • analysis — Analysis is the process of considering something carefully or using statistical methods in order to understand it or explain it.
  • meaning — what is intended to be, or actually is, expressed or indicated; signification; import: the three meanings of a word.
  • translation — the rendering of something into another language or into one's own from another language.

Antonyms for interpretation

noun interpretation

  • complication — A complication is a problem or difficulty that makes a situation harder to deal with.
  • misconception — an erroneous conception; mistaken notion.
  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • release — to lease again.
  • misunderstanding — failure to understand correctly; mistake as to meaning or intent.

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