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noun [countable/uncountable] interpretation pronunciation in American English /ɪnˌtɜrprəˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    an explanation of the meaning or importance of something
    interpretation of:

    The Catholic interpretation of the Bible is slightly different.

    put an interpretation on something:

    It must have looked suspicious – I wonder what sort of interpretation he put on it.

  2. 2
    a way of performing a piece of music, a part in a play, etc. that shows how you understand it and feel about it
    interpretation of:

    He was best known for his interpretation of folk music.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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