reading has definitions from the fields of psychology,government,geography
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[ noun ] (psychology) the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message

Examples

"he enjoys reading books"

Used in print

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Nevertheless , with a reading public that longs for `` the_good_old_days '' and with an awareness of our expanding international interests , it is easy for the Benets to obtain a magnified position in literature by use of all sorts of Americana , real or fake , and it is easy for the Steinbecks and Sandburgs to support their messages of reform by reading messages of reform into the minds of the folk .

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[ noun ] a particular interpretation or performance

Examples

"on that reading it was an insult" "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"

Used in print

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

There 's more reading and instruction to be heard on discs than ever before , although the spoken rather_than the sung word is as old as Thomas_Alva_Edison 's first experiment in recorded sound .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

In these readings , the double_bass is either kept discreetly in the background , or it is dressed in clown 's attire - the musical equivalent of a bull_in_a_china_shop .

Schnabel 's emphasis on structural clarity , his innate rhythmic vibrancy , and impetuous intensity all tend to stamp his reading as a symphonic one .

Helmut_Roloff , playing with a group of musicians from the Bayreuth_Ensemble , gives a sturdy reading , in much the same vein as that of the last_mentioned pianists .

Related terms

interpretation take

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[ noun ] a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument

Examples

"he could not believe the meter reading" "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"

Used in print

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

Simultaneously with the anode surface temperature and voltage measurements pyrometer readings were taken along the cylindrical surface of the carbon anode holder as indicated on figure 2 .

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

It is presumed that this negative head was associated with some geometric factor of the assembly , since different readings were obtained with the same fluid and the only apparent difference was the assembly and disassembly of the apparatus .

This negative pressure is not explained by the velocity head * * f since this is not sufficient to explain the readings by several magnitudes .

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[ noun ] written material intended to be read

Synonyms

reading_material

Examples

"the teacher assigned new readings" "he bought some reading material at the airport"

Used in print

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

Oddly_enough , it is proven that there would be less reading difficulty .

Related terms

written_communication

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[ noun ] a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something

Used in print

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

But , from our reading of the Western_Talmud , we Urielites believe that the Forerunner , knowing this situation would arise , made reference to and provision for divorce .

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7579
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[ noun ] (government,geography) a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England

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city England Berkshire

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[ noun ] a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance

Synonyms

recital recitation

Examples

"the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"

Related terms

public_speaking read declaim

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[ noun ] the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments

Synonyms

meter_reading

Examples

"he has a job meter reading for the gas company"

Related terms

measure measurement read

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