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reading

read·ing

reading

 
 
pronunciation:
ri dIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the action or activity of examining and comprehending written language.
As her eyesight has worsened, reading has become increasingly difficult.Reading is my favorite pasttime.Students are assigned a great deal of reading in college.
definition 2: an oral recitation of something written.
definition 3: an interpretation of a particular text.
conflicting readings of a poem
definition 4: an interpretation, through performance, of a piece of music or a character in a drama.
similar words:
rendition
definition 5: the point indicated by a gauge or graded instrument.
a high reading on the thermometer
definition 6: an interpretation of an event, person, or the like, esp. with regard to motive or cause.
What's your reading of his actions?
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: used for reading.
a reading lamp
definition 2: relating to those who read.
the reading audience