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Definition of Interpretation

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

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

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

Many people make the mistake of confusing information with knowledge. They are not the same thing. Knowledge involves the interpretation of information. Knowledge involves listening.
Henning Mankell

A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we're children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they're scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder.
Stephen King

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