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From read +‎ -ing.


  • enPR: rēd'ĭng, IPA(key): /ˈɹiːdɪŋ/, [ˈɹiːɾɪŋ], /ˈɹidiŋ/, [ˈɹiɾiŋ]
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  • Rhymes: -iːdɪŋ



  1. present participle of read


reading (countable and uncountable, plural readings)

  1. The process of interpreting written language.
    The student is behind in his reading by several chapters.
  2. The process of interpreting a symbol, a sign or a measuring device.
  3. A value indicated by a measuring device.
    a speedometer reading.
    • 2019, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      He noted that fine dust readings have been higher in Seoul than in Beijing recently.
  4. An event at which written material is read aloud.
    a poetry reading.
  5. An interpretation.
    a reading of the current situation.
  6. Something to read; reading material.
  7. The extent of what one has read.
    He's a man of good reading.
  8. (legislature) One of several stages a bill passes through before becoming law.
  9. A piece of literature or passage of scripture read aloud to an audience.
    readings from the Bible
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