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interpreting (countable and uncountable, plural interpretings)

  1. (countable) Synonym of interpretation (an act of interpreting or explaining what is obscure)
    • 1984, Stephen A. Erickson, Human Presence: At the Boundaries of Meaning (page 86)
      To put these statements in the singular, of course, is to abstract — there is always a plurality of interpretings when interpretation takes place.
  2. (uncountable, linguistics, translation studies) Synonym of interpretation (the discipline or study of translating one spoken or signed language into another)
    • 2003, Gunilla M. Anderman, Margaret Rogers, Translation Today: Trends and Perspectives, Multilingual Matters (→ISBN), page 205
      The scholarship supporting translation and interpreting education necessarily entails discussions of assessment and there has been some encouraging work in this area.
    • 2013, Carmen Millán, Francesca Bartrina, The Routledge Handbook of Translation Studies, Routledge (→ISBN), page 66
      Is there a theory of interpreting, or a set of distinct theories of interpreting?
    • 2017, Alexander V. Kozin, Consecutive Interpreting: An Interdisciplinary Study, Springer (→ISBN), page 1
      An orphan among its peers, consecutive interpreting appears to have a short life and little if any luster.

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  1. present participle of interpret