Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun interpretation

4 senses of interpretation

Sense 1
interpretation, reading, version -- (a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something)
       => representation, mental representation, internal representation -- (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)

Sense 2
rendition, rendering, interpretation -- (the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance; "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving")
       => performance -- (the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto")

Sense 3
interpretation -- (an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence")
       => explanation, account -- (a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account")

Sense 4
interpretation, interpreting, rendition, rendering -- (an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious; "the edict was subject to many interpretations"; "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"; "often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning")
       => explanation -- (thought that makes something comprehensible)

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