- the act of interpreting; elucidation; explication: This writer's work demands interpretation.
- an explanation of the meaning of another's artistic or creative work; an elucidation: an interpretation of a poem.
- a conception of another's behavior: a charitable interpretation of his tactlessness.
- a way of interpreting.
- the rendering of a dramatic part, music, etc., so as to bring out the meaning, or to indicate one's particular conception of it.
- oral translation.
Origin of interpretation
Examples from the Web for reinterpretation
Reinterpretation or not, the two versions share the same general premise—a man mysteriously imprisoned who must find out why.‘Oldboy’: Spike Lee & Josh Brolin's Thriller Remake
July 8, 2013
And on all sides the need for this reinterpretation is becoming clear.Religion & Sex
It was the invention of Sun Yat-sen—his reinterpretation of Confucianism to suit the modern world.Government in Republican China
Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
Unless the cry of vanity is to be the last word there must be a reinterpretation of the promise of God.The Approach to Philosophy
Ralph Barton Perry
At the same time the old shamanism was legitimized under a Buddhist reinterpretation.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
But the chief remedy of the ascetic priest was, after all, his reinterpretation of the feeling of guilt as "sin."Friedrich Nietzsche
- the act or process of interpreting or explaining; elucidation
- the result of interpreting; an explanation
- a particular view of an artistic work, esp as expressed by stylistic individuality in its performance
- explanation, as of the environment, a historical site, etc, provided by the use of original objects, personal experience, visual display material, etc
- logic an allocation of significance to the terms of a purely formal system, by specifying ranges for the variables, denotations for the individual constants, etc; a function from the formal language to such elements of a possible world
Word Origin and History for reinterpretation
mid-14c. (late 13c. in Anglo-French), from Old French interpretacion (12c.) and directly from Latin interpretationem (nominative interpretatio) "explanation, exposition," noun of action from past participle stem of interpretari (see interpret).
- The act or process of explaining the meaning of something.
- A psychotherapist's explanation of the meaning of a patient's remarks, dreams, memories, experiences, and behavior.