Pronunciation: (in-tûr"pri-tā'shun),[key] —n. 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.