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Another word for interpretation

  1. Something that serves to explain or clarify

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  2. Critical explanation or analysis

      1. The characteristic vocal sound made by a songbird or other animal:
      2. A brief informal letter:
      3. A promissory note.
      1. An instance of this
      2. An exposition or explanation of a text, especially a religious one.
      3. Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.
      1. A historical narrative based on personal experience
      2. A narrative of historical events of which one has personal experience:
      3. Explanation or interpretation in the form of a series of comments or observations:
      1. A note in explanation, criticism, or illustration of something written or said; annotation
      2. A statement of fact or opinion, especially a remark that expresses a personal reaction or attitude.
      3. A written note intended as an explanation, illustration, or criticism of a passage in a book or other writing; an annotation.
      1. An annotating or being annotated
      2. The act or process of furnishing critical commentary or explanatory notes.
      3. A critical or explanatory note; a commentary.
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  3. One's artistic conception as shown by the way in which something such as a dramatic role or musical composition is rendered

      1. An interpretation or performance of an artwork, especially a musical score or musical work. [from 19th c.]
      2. A performance or interpretation (of a piece of music, a role, etc.)
      3. The transfer of a prisoner or suspect from one country to another, often to avoid legal restrictions on interrogation or prosecution.
      1. A perspective drawing depicting an architect's conception of a finished building, bridge, etc.
      2. A depiction or interpretation, as in painting or music.
      3. The act of one who renders
      1. The act of realizing; the act of making real.
      2. The result of an artistic effort.
      3. The act of realizing; an act of figuring out or becoming aware.
      1. The specific form of a particular passage in a text:
      2. A meeting where written material is read aloud.
      3. A value indicated by a measuring device.
      1. A formal exhibition or presentation before an audience, as a play, musical program, etc.; show
      2. (Linguistics) One's actual use of language in actual situations.
      3. The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
      1. The manner of doing or producing something, as of performing a piece of music or a role in a play
      2. (Law) A writ or order, issued by a court, giving authority to put a judgment into effect
      3. The manner, style, or result of performance:

Another word for interpretation

  1. An explanation

      1. The answer to a problem
      2. The answer to a problem or the explanation for something:
      3. A method or process of dealing with a problem:
      1. Something markedly similar to another of the same class:
      2. An act in response or retaliation:
      3. A solution, as to a problem.
      1. A purposefully misleading interpretation or explanation.
      2. A note of comment or explanation accompanying a text, as in a footnote or margin
      3. A brief explanatory note or translation of a difficult or technical expression usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text or manuscript.
      1. A translated version of a text.
      2. (Biology) The process by which messenger RNA directs the amino acid sequence of a growing polypeptide during protein synthesis.
      3. The act or process of translating, especially from one language into another.
      1. The restatement of texts in other words as a studying or teaching device.
      2. An approximate rendering of a quotation, saying, etc. whose exact words cannot be cited or recalled
      3. The use of this as a literary or teaching device
      1. (Linguistics) A word, phrase, or clause in a semantic relation with a word or phrase and that helps complete the meaning of that word or phrase, such as a noun phrase that is the object of a verb. The clause that we go is an argument of the verb suggest in the sentence I suggest that we go.
      2. A fact or statement put forth as proof or evidence; a reason:
      3. A summary or short statement of the plot or subject of a literary work.
      1. (Philos., Psychol.) Anything present in the consciousness at a single moment as an actual sensation or a mental image
      2. A symptom or sign or a group of symptoms or signs that is evident during a medical examination:
      3. Anything known by sense perception rather than by description; percept
      1. A making clear; the act of elucidating or that which elucidates, as an explanation, an exposition, an illustration; as, one example may serve for further elucidation of the subject.
      1. A statement or description of the fundamental character or scope of something:
      2. The power of a lens to show (an object) in clear, sharp outline
      3. The act or process of stating a precise meaning or significance; formulation of a meaning:
      1. A representing or being represented (in various senses); specif., the fact of representing or being represented in a legislative assembly
      2. (Law) A statement of fact made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract.
      3. An account or statement, as of facts, allegations, or arguments.
      1. The act, process, art, or technique of describing or picturing in words
      2. A statement or passage that describes
      3. A statement or an account describing something:
      1. The act or process of discovering or identifying a diseased condition by means of a medical examination, laboratory test, etc.
      2. (Medicine) The act or process of identifying or determining the nature and cause of a disease or injury through evaluation of patient history, examination, and review of laboratory data.
      3. (Biology) A brief description of the distinguishing characteristics of an organism, as for taxonomic classification.
      1. An abstract of a commercial or financial account showing an amount due; a bill.
      2. A formal oral or written declaration, especially with regard to facts or claims:
      3. The thing stated; account, declaration, assertion, etc.
      1. The restatement of texts in other words as a studying or teaching device.
      2. An approximate rendering of a quotation, saying, etc. whose exact words cannot be cited or recalled
      3. The use of this as a literary or teaching device
      1. An act or example of exposing.
      2. The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.
      3. A statement or rhetorical discourse intended to give information about or an explanation of difficult material.
      1. A rendering or result of rendering
      2. The transfer of a prisoner or suspect from one country to another, often to avoid legal restrictions on interrogation or prosecution.
      3. Translation between languages, or between forms of a language; a translated text or work. [from 17th c.]
      1. A report relating to one's conduct:
      2. A basis or ground:
      3. Worth, standing, or importance:
  2. A conception

      1. Any descent in which an airplane comes down nose first along a spiral path of large pitch and small radius
      2. The presenting of information in this way
      3. A particular emphasis or slant imparted to information in order to create a desired effect, such as a favorable public image for a politician
      1. The act or process of taking
      2. A quantity collected at one time, especially the amount of profit or receipts taken on a business venture or from ticket sales at a sporting event.
      3. An attempt or a try:
      1. A person with reference to the ability to memorize, comprehend, etc.
      2. A first sketch for a story, picture, etc.
      3. A literary work treating a particular subject or character:
      1. An examining or being examined; investigation; inspection; checkup; scrutiny; inquiry; testing
      2. An investigation or inspection made for the purpose of diagnosis.
      3. A set of questions asked in testing or interrogating; test
      1. The act or art of criticizing; criticism
      2. A critical evaluation or analysis, especially one dealing with works of art or literature.
      3. A critical analysis or evaluation of a subject, situation, literary work, etc.
      1. A short composition assigned to a student as a writing exercise.
      2. A short essay, esp. one written as an assignment in a school course
      3. A recurring, unifying subject or idea; motif
      1. Recognition of the quality, value, significance, or magnitude of people and things.
      2. A judgment or opinion, especially a favorable one.
      3. A rise in value or price, especially over time.
      1. Text giving further detail on a subject.
      2. The act of discussing; talk or writing in which the pros and cons or various aspects of a subject are considered
      3. Conversation or debate concerning a particular topic.
      1. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
      2. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
      3. A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a nontechnical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually, expressive of the author's outlook and personality
      1. A formal and lengthy discourse or treatise on some subject, esp. one based on original research and written in partial fulfillment of requirements for a doctorate
      1. The scientific or scholarly investigation of texts or documents to discover their origin, history, or original form
      2. The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure.
      3. The act of making judgments; analysis of qualities and evaluation of comparative worth; esp., the critical consideration and judgment of literary or artistic work
      1. Any form of play, amusement, or relaxation used for this purpose, as games, sports, or hobbies
      2. Alternative form of recreation (the process of recreating or the result of this process).
      3. Refreshment in body or mind, as after work, by some form of play, amusement, or relaxation
      1. (Chemistry) The separation of a substance into its constituent elements to determine either their nature (qualitative analysis) or their proportions (quantitative analysis).
      2. A statement of the results of this process
      3. (Linguistics) The use of function words such as prepositions, pronouns, or auxiliary verbs instead of inflectional endings to express a grammatical relationship; for example, the cover of the dictionary instead of the dictionary's cover.
      1. (Philos.) According to Plato, any of the unchanging, eternal, intelligible models or archetypes of which all material things are only imperfect imitations and from which their existence derives: in modern philosophy, used variously to mean the immediate object of thought, absolute truth, etc.
      2. The gist or significance:
      3. A sense that something can happen; a notion or expectation:
      1. An annotating or being annotated
      2. A critical or explanatory note; a commentary.
      3. The act or process of furnishing critical commentary or explanatory notes.
      1. A historical narrative based on personal experience
      2. A series of explanatory notes or annotations, often forming a treatise on a text
      3. A narrative of historical events of which one has personal experience:
      1. A position from which something is observed or considered; a standpoint.
      2. An attitude, opinion, or set of beliefs.
      3. The place from which, or way in which, something is viewed or considered; standpoint
      1. A conclusion reached by this process.
      2. Something for which such an amount may be deducted from taxable income
      3. (Logic) The act or process of deducing; reasoning from the general to the specific, or from premises to a logically valid conclusion; also, a conclusion reached by such reasoning
      1. The power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense
      2. The quality or condition of one who understands; comprehension:
      3. (Countable) Opinion, judgement or outlook.
      1. The interpretation or explanation given to an expression or a statement:
      2. A three-dimensional work of art, usually nonrepresentational and constructed of more than one material
      3. The way in which something is built or put together:
      1. An interpretation.
      2. The act or practice of rendering aloud written or printed matter:
      3. The distinctive interpretation of a work of performing art given by the person or persons performing it.
      1. An account showing one point of view; particular description or report given by one person or group
      2. A particular form or variation of an earlier or original type:
      3. An adaptation of a work of art or literature into another medium or style: