- 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
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of reinterpretation
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
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.