- the act of rendering.
- a translation.
- an interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music.
- the legal procedure or process of sending a suspected criminal to another country to be interrogated or detained, usually for law-enforcement purposes.Compare extraordinary rendition.See also extradition.
- Archaic. surrender.
Origin of rendition
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Examples from the Web for rendition
Earle also gave a short musical performance, which included this rendition of his own “Christmas in Washington.”Watch Steve Earle Rant About GOP Victory
The Daily Beast Video
November 6, 2014
He is also supposed to have serenaded his captives with his own rendition of Charles Aznavour love songs.French Jihadi Mehdi Nemmouche Is the Shape of Terror to Come
September 9, 2014
In his rendition Charlie Sheen stands in a foyer and overturns a bucket filled with checks, not ice water.#IceBucketChallenge Wisdom From 'Jackass' Steve-O
August 21, 2014
In the middle, when she delivers a rendition of “God Bless the Child,” the audience goes wild.Audra for the Win: Why Audra McDonald Must Win Tony for Best Actress
June 7, 2014
A citizen grabbed the microphone to lead a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to her friend.The Drug-Free Breakfast Rave Is New York’s Latest Exercise Trend
May 8, 2014
Oh, Mr. Gilbert, what did you think of Mr. Tree's rendition of Hamlet?Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
Rendition is also sometimes improperly used for performance.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
The stage has advanced in the authorship of plays and their production, not in their rendition.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
When the player had finished her rendition there was much applause.Working With the Working Woman
Cornelia Stratton Parker
On the third rendition the latter roused from where he was slumped down.The Life of the Party
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
- a performance of a musical composition, dramatic role, etc
- a translation of a text
- the act of rendering
- archaic surrender
- (tr) to subject (a person) to extraordinary rendition
Word Origin and History for rendition
c.1600, "surrender of a place or possession," from obsolete French rendition "a rendering," noun of action from Old French rendre "to deliver, to yield" (see render (v.)). Meaning "translation" first recorded 1650s; that of "an acting, a performing" first recorded 1858, American English.