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Definition of Interpretation


  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.
  2. The sense given by an interpreter; exposition or explanation given; meaning; as, commentators give various interpretations of the same passage of Scripture.
  3. The power or explaining.
  4. An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.
  5. The act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.

Interpretation Quotations

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
Ansel Adams

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
Sigmund Freud

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky

We cannot ensure that women will be free of discrimination in the workplace and everywhere as long as women are not universally defended under our Constitution. As it stands now, the equal rights of women are subject to interpretation of law. That is a risk our mothers, sisters and daughters cannot afford.
Carolyn Maloney
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Interpretation Translations

interpretation in Afrikaans is vertolking
interpretation in Dutch is interpretatie, vertolking, uitlegging
interpretation in German is Ausdeutung {f}, Interpretierung {f}
interpretation in Norwegian is tolkning, fortolkning
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