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RENDITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rendition mean? 

RENDITION (noun)
  The noun RENDITION has 3 senses:

1. a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
2. an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
3. the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance

  Familiarity information: RENDITION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RENDITION (noun)


Sense 1rendition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

rendering; rendition

Context example:

they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert

Hypernyms ("rendition" is a kind of...):

performance; public presentation (a dramatic or musical entertainment)


Sense 2rendition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An explanation of something that is not immediately obvious

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

interpreting; rendering; rendition; interpretation

Context examples:

the edict was subject to many interpretations / he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables / often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning

Hypernyms ("rendition" is a kind of...):

explanation (thought that makes something comprehensible)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rendition"):

broad interpretation; judicial activism (an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court))


Sense 3rendition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

interpretation; rendering; rendition

Context example:

her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving

Hypernyms ("rendition" is a kind of...):

performance (the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rendition"):

reinterpretation (a new or different interpretation)

spin (a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion))


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