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The action or skill of reading
“I finished the fantastic novel in one reading.”
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The act of reading something aloud, usually as part of a performance or presentation
“Singing, dancing, and reading of poetry will form part of the event's agenda.”
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A piece of literature or passage of scripture that is read aloud
“To inspire you, here is a reading from Bono's official autobiography.”
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A particular interpretation of a text or situation
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“I do not wish to suggest that our reading of these narratives can be closed or definitive.”
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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 milliliters of breath.”
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Knowledge of literature
“This notion, he argues with great verve, is based on extensive reading in literature.”
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A task assigned to students in an academic setting
“Your reading must be completed before the start of class tomorrow.”
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The act of publicly reciting something previously memorized
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A passage of Scripture read during a church service
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The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction
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(computing) The operation of accessing data
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Mutual communication
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Copy editing
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A section of text forming a coherent thought, suitable for use in a speech
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Fact-finding
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The devotion of time and attention to gaining knowledge of an academic subject
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The art of public speaking with expert control of gesture and voice, etc.
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A practice or trial performance of a play or other work for later public performance
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A revised edition or form of something
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The identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms
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A performance, by an aspiring performer, to demonstrate suitability or talent
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A talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible
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Information or ideas for use in creating a book or other work
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(Present participle of understand) Being aware of the meaning of
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“My pet dog instinctively knows how to read my facial expressions.”
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Present participle for to look at and interpret letters or other information that is written
“I like to read the newspaper over a cup of coffee every morning.”
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Present participle for to read or say aloud something that is written
“Hannah stood before the group to nervously read her poem, not knowing that Ryan the scoundrel would use her words against her.”
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(of a measuring instrument) Present participle for to indicate a specified measurement or figure
“The viral load measure can read as high as a million, depending on the limits of the lab test.”
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Present participle for to predict, prophesy, or tell of future events
“The thought of being able to read the future is both exciting and a little frightening.”
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(British) Present participle for to study (an academic subject) at a university
“I've decided to read English at Cambridge.”
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