interpretation-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a specific understanding, reading, or understanding of something

Commentary: INTERPRETATION[+state][+mental][+understanding][+reading][+specific]
NOTE: refers to a conclusion arrived at by a recipient of information

Their actions are open to a number of different interpretations.
Your interpretation of his behavior is somewhat different than mine.
The psychiatrist analyzed the patient's interpretations of the ink blotches.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

Sense Number 2: an artistic performance, an artistic depiction

Commentary: INTERPRETATION[+event][+communication][+performance][+artistic][+depiction]
NOTE: refers to an artistic characterization of something

The two filmmakers offer differing interpretations of the basic story of Swan Lake.
The critics say she gives a brilliant interpretation of Lady MacBeth.
The audience was bored by the director's feeble post-modern interpretation of the great Mozart opera.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the act of providing an explanation

Commentary: INTERPRETATION[+event][+communication][+explanation]
NOTE: refers to an agent offering an account to others

The interpretation of the forensic evidence will take weeks.
The students did not follow John's lengthy interpretation of the data.
The paper provides a brilliant interpretation of the hitherto unrelated phenomena as different aspects of the same thing.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3