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reading

 [rēd´ing]
understanding of written or printed symbols representing words.
lip reading (speech reading) understanding of speech through observation of the speaker's lip movements.

read·ing

(rēd'ing),
1. The perception and understanding of the meaning of visual symbols (for example, letters or words) by the scanning of writing or print with the eyes.
2. Any of several alternative ways of interpreting symbols, such as Braille or the close observation of a speaker's facial movements.

read·ing

(rēd'ing)
1. The perception and understanding of the meaning of visual symbols (e.g., letters or words) by the scanning of writing or print with the eyes.
2. Any of several alternative ways of interpreting symbols, such as Braille or the close observation of a speaker's facial movements.

reading 

The act of viewing and interpreting letters, words, sentences, etc. It consists of a pattern of eye movements. The eyes proceed along a line in a series of step-like saccades, separated by fixation pauses during which information from the text is acquired. The amount of reading matter correctly identified during the fixation pause is called the span of recognition or the perceptual span. Most saccades are made from left to right, but some occur in the opposite direction (called regression) to return to text recently read but not yet fully perceived. At the end of the line the eyes make a return sweep to the next line of text (Fig. R3). See saccadic eye movement; developmental eye movement test.
Fig. R3 Schematic illustration of eye movements during readingenlarge picture
Fig. R3 Schematic illustration of eye movements during reading
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