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Noun
Knowledge of literature
“This notion he argues with great verve, based on extensive reading in original literature.”
Noun
A piece of literature or passage of scripture that is read aloud
“I have often read these words from my book at public readings, but now I am no longer the author reading them.”
Noun
The action or skill of reading
“As an academic I would argue that reading is one of the most basic skills needed to achieve academically.”
Noun
A particular interpretation of a text or situation
“Also, a naive reading would imagine that this knowledge on the fringe is the easiest to change.”
Noun
A figure or amount shown by a meter or other measuring instrument
“He appeared to be drunk and a breath test gave a reading of 125 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.”
Verb
Present participle for to go over and mentally take in the content of
“I cannot read the characters you sent to me, but I can see the web site address.”
Verb
Present participle for to register or show
“The viral load measure can read as high as a million, depending on the limits of the lab test.”
Verb
Present participle for understand or interpret the nature or significance of
“Anyway, the point remains that Labour has abjectly failed to read the mood of the nation when it comes to tax cuts.”
Verb
Present participle for to tell of or describe beforehand
“I can't read your future, you know.”
Verb
“She grew up in Dublin and went to University College Dublin to read English and history.”
Verb
“It is basically a long prose poem meant to be read aloud, and I could only take so much of that at one time.”
Verb
“I can't read my own writing.”
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