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From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ter·pret v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interpreted; p. pr. & vb. n. Interpreting.]
 1. To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied esp. to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech.
    Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.   --Matt. i. 23.
    And Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.   --Gen. xli. 8.
 2. To apprehend and represent by means of art; to show by illustrative representation; as, an actor interprets the character of Hamlet; a musician interprets a sonata; an artist interprets a landscape.
 Syn: -- To translate; explain; solve; render; expound; elucidate; decipher; unfold; unravel.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : understood in a certain way; made sense of; "a word taken
            literally"; "a smile taken as consent"; "an open door
            interpreted as an invitation" [syn: taken]