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noun reading pronunciation in British English /ˈriːdɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of recognizing written or printed words and understanding their meaning
    My little boy is having difficulty with his reading.
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    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to the process of reading
      a test for assessing children’s reading skills
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  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the act of reading or studying a book, newspaper, document etc
    I haven’t done much reading lately.
    background reading (=books, articles etc containing general information about a subject): Included in the book are suggestions for background reading.
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  3. 3
    [uncountable] something that you read
    This report is my bedtime reading at the moment.
    reading material/matter: The prisoners have limited reading material.
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  4. 4
    [countable] an event at which someone reads something to a group of people
    We attended the reading of my uncle’s will.
    give a reading: She is giving a poetry reading tonight.
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      something that someone reads to a group of people, for example at a public event or religious ceremony
      This morning’s reading is from the Old Testament.
  5. 5
    [countable] a number or amount shown on a piece of measuring equipment
    The magnetism in the rock could produce distorted compass readings.
  6. 6
    [countable] a particular way of thinking about a situation, statement, or event
    a modern reading of Freud’s work

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