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Definition of Reading


  1. of Read
  2. The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or written matter to be read.
  3. Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of extensive reading.
  4. A lecture or prelection; public recital.
  5. The way in which anything reads; force of a word or passage presented by a documentary authority; lection; version.
  6. Manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of rendering.
  7. An observation read from the scale of a graduated instrument; as, the reading of a barometer.
  8. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.
  9. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community.

Reading Quotations

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
Will Rogers

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Maya Angelou

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin
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Reading Translations

reading in French is lisant, explication, lecture
reading in German is lesend, Lesung {f}, lese, Ablesung {f}
reading in Italian is esegesi, letta
reading in Spanish is lectura, leyendo

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