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Definition 1: the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments - [noun denoting act]

Samples where reading or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a job meter reading for the gas company

Synonyms for reading in the sense of this definition

(reading is a kind of ...) the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

"the measurements were carefully done" "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

Definition 2: the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where reading or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his main reading was detective stories
  • suggestions for further reading

(reading is a kind of ...) the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication

"he didn't have the language to express his feelings"

(... is a kind of reading ) reading at speeds significantly faster than normal

(... is a kind of reading ) reading carefully with intent to remember

(... is a kind of reading ) reading superficially or at random

(... is a kind of reading ) reading or glancing through quickly

Definition 3: a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for reading in the sense of this definition

(reading is a kind of ...) a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

(... is a kind of reading ) a new or different meaning

(... is a kind of reading ) a mystical or allegorical interpretation (especially of Scripture)

Definition 4: a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where reading or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could not believe the meter reading
  • the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm

Synonyms for reading in the sense of this definition

(reading is a kind of ...) an item of factual information derived from measurement or research

(... is a kind of reading ) a reading of a point in time as given by a clock

"do you know what time it is?" "the time is 10 o'clock"

(... is a kind of reading ) a speedometer reading for the momentary rate of travel

Definition 5: written material intended to be read - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where reading or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the teacher assigned new readings
  • he bought some reading material at the airport

Synonyms for reading in the sense of this definition

(reading is a kind of ...) communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)

(... is a kind of reading ) reading materials (documents, written information) that you must read and deal with but that you think are extremely boring

Definition 6: a particular interpretation or performance - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where reading or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • on that reading it was an insult
  • he was famous for his reading of Mozart

(reading is a kind of ...) an explanation that results from interpreting something

"the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

Definition 7: a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where reading or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems

Synonyms for reading in the sense of this definition

(reading is a kind of ...) delivering an address to a public audience

"people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking"

(... is a kind of reading ) recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric

Definition 8: a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England - [noun denoting location]

(reading is an instance of ...) a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

"Ancient Troy was a great city"

(... is part of reading) a division of the United Kingdom

(... is part of reading) a county in southern England

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