interpretation has definitions from the fields of performing arts,psychology
1
[ noun ] a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something

Synonyms

reading version

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

It will be recalled from the discussion in Section 7 that the position of the `` right '' , as represented by Barth , rests_on the following thesis : The only tenable alternative to Bultmann 's position is a theology that ( 1 ) rejects or at_least qualifies his unconditioned demand for demythologization and existential interpretation ; ( 2 ) accepts instead a special biblical hermeneutics or method of interpretation ; and ( 3 ) in so doing , frees itself to give appropriate emphasis to the event Jesus_Christ by means of statements that , from Bultmann 's point_of_view , are mythological .

It will be recalled from the discussion in Section 7 that the position of the `` right '' , as represented by Barth , rests_on the following thesis : The only tenable alternative to Bultmann 's position is a theology that ( 1 ) rejects or at_least qualifies his unconditioned demand for demythologization and existential interpretation ; ( 2 ) accepts instead a special biblical hermeneutics or method of interpretation ; and ( 3 ) in so doing , frees itself to give appropriate emphasis to the event Jesus_Christ by means of statements that , from Bultmann 's point_of_view , are mythological .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

His interpretation of the beginning on the basis of the end prompts him to draw these parallels between the Virgin Eve and the Virgin Mary .

Such an interpretation of death radically alters the Christian view of creation ; for it teaches salvation from , not salvation in , time and history .

Because Christianity teaches not_only salvation in history , but salvation by the history of Christ , such an interpretation of death would require a drastic revision of the Christian understanding of the work of Christ .

2
[ noun ] (performing arts) the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance

Synonyms

rendering rendition

Examples

"her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"

Used in print

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Other interpretations present the music as an essentially intimate creation .

This is a serious minded interpretation , but it is never strait-laced .

Every detail in his interpretation has been beautifully thought_out , and of these I would especially cite the delicious landler touch the pianist brings to the fifth variation ( an obvious indication that he is playing with Viennese musicians ) , and the gossamer shading throughout .

3
[ noun ] an explanation that results from interpreting something

Examples

"the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

Used in print

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

For the interpretation of these significant investigations , it should be remembered that reciprocal relations exist in the hypothalamus with respect to autonomic and somatic functions which are closely associated with the emotions .

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[ noun ] (psychology) an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious

Examples

"the edict was subject to many interpretations" "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"

Used in print

(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)

As an example of the interpretation of an arrow in the figure which exceeds four months in shaft length in conjunction with its position in the figure : girl 2 had a delayed Onset and further delayed Completion .

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