over-interpretation


over-interpretation

noun

  1. the act of interpreting; elucidation; explication: This writer’s work demands interpretation.
  2. an explanation of the meaning of another’s artistic or creative work; an elucidation: an interpretation of a poem.
  3. a conception of another’s behavior: a charitable interpretation of his tactlessness.
  4. a way of interpreting.
  5. the rendering of a dramatic part, music, etc., so as to bring out the meaning, or to indicate one’s particular conception of it.
  6. oral translation.

noun

  1. the act or process of interpreting or explaining; elucidation
  2. the result of interpreting; an explanation
  3. a particular view of an artistic work, esp as expressed by stylistic individuality in its performance
  4. explanation, as of the environment, a historical site, etc, provided by the use of original objects, personal experience, visual display material, etc
  5. logic an allocation of significance to the terms of a purely formal system, by specifying ranges for the variables, denotations for the individual constants, etc; a function from the formal language to such elements of a possible world

n.mid-14c. (late 13c. in Anglo-French), from Old French interpretacion (12c.) and directly from Latin interpretationem (nominative interpretatio) “explanation, exposition,” noun of action from past participle stem of interpretari (see interpret). n.

  1. The act or process of explaining the meaning of something.
  2. A psychotherapist’s explanation of the meaning of a patient’s remarks, dreams, memories, experiences, and behavior.

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