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Noun interpretation has 4 senses
  1. interpretation, reading, version - a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    --1 is a kind of representation, mental representation, internal representation
    --1 has particulars: reinterpretation; anagoge
    Derived forms: verb interpret2, verb interpret1
  2. rendition, rendering, interpretation - the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance; "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"
    --2 is a kind of performance
    --2 has particulars: reinterpretation; spin
    Derived forms: verb interpret4, verb interpret3, verb interpret2
  3. interpretation - an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"
    --3 is a kind of
    explanation, account
    --3 has particulars:
     exposition, expounding; construal; clarification, elucidation, illumination; anagoge; eisegesis; exegesis; ijtihad; literal interpretation; version; reading; construction, twist; reconstruction; popularization, popularisation; misinterpretation, misunderstanding, mistaking
    Derived forms: verb interpret2, verb interpret1
  4. interpretation, interpreting, rendition, rendering - an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious; "the edict was subject to many interpretations"; "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"; "often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning"
    --4 is a kind of explanation
    --4 has particulars: broad interpretation, judicial activism
    Derived forms: verb interpret3, verb interpret2, verb interpret1
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