Learner's definition of INTERPRETATION
1 : the act or result of explaining or interpreting something : the way something is explained or understood
We did not agree with his interpretation [=explanation] of the results.
There were many interpretations of [=many ways to interpret] his behavior.
a literal/loose interpretation of the law
◊ If something is open/subject to interpretation it can be understood in different ways
2 [count] : a particular way of performing something