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List of essays: Against Interpretation (1964) - Susan Sontag
An interpretation is a presentation or portrayal of information altered in order to conform to a specific language. This may be a spoken, written, pictorial, mathematical, sculptural, cinematic, geometric or any other form of language.
The purpose of interpretation would normally be to increase the possibility of understanding, but sometimes, as in propaganda or brainwashing, the purpose may be to evade understanding and increase confusion. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpretation [Jun 2004]
--American Heritage Dictionary
- To explain the meaning of: interpreted the ambassador's remarks.
- To conceive the significance of; construe: interpreted his smile to be an agreement; interpreted the open door as an invitation.
- To present or conceptualize the meaning of by means of art or criticism.
- To translate orally.
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