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interpretation

 [in-ter″prĕ-ta´shun]
1. an explanation.
2. in psychotherapy, the therapist's periodic explanation to the patient of the latent content or hidden meanings of the patient's mental phenomena as expressed through free association, descriptions of dreams, and other aspects.
laboratory data interpretation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the critical analysis of patient laboratory data in order to assist with clinical decision making.

in·ter·pre·ta·tion

(in-ter'prĕ-tā'shŭn),
1. In psychoanalysis, the characteristic therapeutic intervention of the analyst.
2. In clinical psychology, drawing inferences and formulating the meaning in terms of the psychological dynamics inherent in a person's responses to psychological tests or during psychotherapy.

interpretation

/in·ter·pre·ta·tion/ (-prĕ-ta´shun) in psychotherapy, the therapist's explanation to the patient of the latent or hidden meanings of what the patient says, does, or experiences.

in·ter·pre·ta·tion

(in-tĕr'prĕ-tā'shŭn)
1. psychoanalysis The characteristic therapeutic intervention of the analyst.
2. clinical psychology Drawing inferences and formulating the meaning in terms of the psychological dynamics inherent in a person's responses to psychological tests or during psychotherapy.
[L. interpretatio]

in·ter·pre·ta·tion

(in-tĕr'prĕ-tā'shŭn)
clinical psychology drawing inferences and formulating the meaning in terms of the psychological dynamics inherent in a person's responses in therapy.

interpretation,

n the translation of radiographic changes seen by the clinician into real variations in the object radiographed for diagnostic purposes.
interpretation, radiographic (radiologic interpretation, roentgenographic interpretation),
n an opinion formed from the study of a radiograph.
interpretation, radiographic, external oblique ridge,
n radiopaque line formed by an elevated bony surface on the mandible.
interpretation, radiographic, genial tubercles,
n the submandibular radiopaque structures that represent the attachment site for genohyoid and genioglossus muscles.
interpretation, radiographic, inferior border on mandible,
n the radiopaque area that represents the cortical bone.
interpretation, radiographic, internal oblique ridge,
n the radiopaque line that represents a bony ridge on the mandibular surface, the attachment site of the mylohyoid muscles.
interpretation, radiographic, lingual foramen,
n the small area of radiolucency located centrally in the genial tubercles.
interpretation, radiologic,
n See interpretation, radiographic.

interpretation

the veterinarian's explanation of how the disease process is causing the observed signs and how the laboratory findings are caused by the causative agent.

clinical interpretation
explaining all of the clinical signs observed in terms of the lesions thought to be present.
radiological interpretation
explaining the observed changes seen in the radiograph.
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Abruptly the right interpretation dawned upon my mind.
It had cost Newman some disgust to be forced to assent to Valentin's somewhat cynical interpretation of the old man's philosophy, and, though circumstances seemed to indicate that he had not given himself up to a noble despair, Newman thought it very possible he might be suffering more keenly than was apparent.
The difficulty lies in the interpretation of the word 'judgment' or 'opinion.
This, at least, was the interpretation that I put upon her production of the portrait, for I could not believe that she really desired to sell it or cared for any information I might give her.
The interpretation of the German spirit must have read as a caricature in 1908.
Powderell, who in his constant charity of interpretation was inclined to esteem Lydgate the more for what seemed a conscientious pursuit of a better plan, had his mind disturbed with doubts during his wife's attack of erysipelas, and could not abstain from mentioning to Lydgate that Mr.
This appears to me true of his novels, which, with their vast variety of character and incident, are alike in their single endeavor to get the persons living before you, both in their action and in the peculiarly dramatic interpretation of their emotion and cogitation.
I place my own interpretation on this circumstance; but as it is not founded on any knowledge of facts, I merely allude to it, and say no more.
But on the following Friday he was waited upon by the Pillars of the Church, who informed him that in order to be in harmony with the New Theology and get full advantage of modern methods of Gospel interpretation they had deemed it advisable to make a change.
It must be confessed that this ingenious interpretation of the dream in the light of newly discovered evidence did not wholly commend itself to the son's more logical mind; he had, for the moment at least, a conviction that it foreshadowed a more simple and immediate, if less tragic, disaster than a visit to the Pacific Coast.
I deliberately blinded myself to what I took to be the savage interpretation of biological fact.
To the historian it bristles with errors--not errors of fact, but errors of interpretation.