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reading (linguistic process)

Definition:

the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Related to:

read

Plural:

readings

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • his main reading was detective stories
  • suggestions for further reading

Etymology:

county town of Berkshire, Old English Readingum (about 900), "(Settlement of)...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of reading...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

reading | Reading | read | read a lesson [sense-specific] | read between the lines [sense-specific] | you wouldn't read about it [sense-specific] | take something as read [sense-specific] | first reading, second reading, third reading [synonym, sense-specific]

the act of a person who reads | [modifier], | ability to read | [modifier], | any matter that can be read; written or printed text | a public recital ... (25 of 1190 words, 40 definitions, 36 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reading

Columbia Encyclopedia:

reading

process of mentally interpreting written symbols. Facility in reading is an essential factor in educational progress, and instruction in this basic ... (21 of 360 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0841268​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

reading | readings [plural] | make for interesting/tedious etc reading

[uncountable] the process of recognizing written or printed words and ... | [singular, uncountable] the act of reading or studying a book, newspaper, ... (22 of 261 words, 8 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/reading

Random House Dictionary:

reading | Reading | marquess of Reading [sense-specific] | Isaacs, Rufus Daniel [sense-specific] | Reading, Rufus Daniel Isaacs, 1st marquess of [sense-specific] | Rufus Isaacs [sense-specific] | Rufus Daniel Isaacs Reading [sense-specific] | 1st Marquis of, Reading [sense-specific] | Rufus Daniel Isaacs [sense-specific] | ...

the action or practice of a person who reads. | [speech] the oral interpretation of written language. | the interpretation given in the performance of ... (23 of 233 words, 16 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/reading

Merriam-Webster:

reading | interpretation [synonym, sense-specific] | performance [synonym, sense-specific] | account [synonym, sense-specific] | rendition [synonym, sense-specific] | version [synonym, sense-specific] | adaptation [similar, sense-specific] | reworking [similar, sense-specific] | variation [similar, sense-specific]

the act of reading | material read or for reading ; extent of material read | a particular version ; data indicated by an instrument | a particular ... (25 of 199 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/reading

Oxford Dictionary:

reading

the action or skill of reading | written or printed matter that can be read | [with adjective] : knowledge of literature | an occasion at which pieces ... (25 of 163 words, 8 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/reading

American Heritage Dictionary:

reading | Reading

The act or activity of one that reads. | The act or practice of rendering aloud written or printed matter | An official or public recitation of ... (25 of 157 words, 10 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reading

New World Dictionary:

reading | Reading

inclined to read or study | made or used for reading | the act or practice of a person who reads; perusal, as of books | a public entertainment at ... (27 of 117 words, 11 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reading

Cambridge Dictionary:

reading [entry 1]

the skill or activity of getting information from books | an occasion when something written, especially a literary work, is spoken to an audience (23 of 70 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reading 1

reading [entry 2]

the way in which you understand something (7 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reading 2

reading [entry 3]

In a parliament, a reading of a new law is one of the stages of discussion before it's approved (19 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reading 3

reading [entry 4]

the number or amount that a piece of measuring equipment shows (11 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reading 4

Wiktionary:

reading | readings [plural]

Present participle of read. | The process of interpreting written language. | The process of interpreting a symbol, a sign or a measuring device. | A value indicated by a measuring device. | A meeting where written material is read aloud. | An ... (38 of 51 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reading

Wikipedia:

Language | a language

the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific example of such a system. The scientific study of language is called linguistics. Estimates of the number of languages in the world vary between... (41 of 15334 words, 23 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Language

Language (disambiguation) | a language

the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific example of such a system. Language may also refer to: Language (journal), a journal of the Linguistic Society of America | Language (album), a... (40 of 273 words, 11 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Language (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

language

a system of conventional spoken or written symbols by means of which human beings, as members of a social group and participants in its culture, ... (25 of 1116 words, 8 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/329791​/language

Encarta Dictionary:

reading | readings [plural]

the process of identifying and understanding the meaning of the characters and words in written or printed material | written or printed material that ... (23 of 142 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700730​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Reading

Origin: county town of Berkshire, Old English Readingum (about 900), "(Settlement of) the family or followers of a man called *Read."

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=reading

Collins Dictionary:

reading | Reading | read

Origin: Old English rǣdan to advise, explain; related to Old Frisian rēda, Old High German rātan, Gothic garēdan

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reading

New World Dictionary:

reading

Origin: after the city in England

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reading

Wiktionary:

reading

Origin: read + -ing.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reading

read | reads [plural] | readen [archaic, dialect, past participle] | reading [present participle]

Origin: Old English rǣdan ("advise, read"), from Proto-Germanic *rēdaną ("advise, counsel"). Cognate with Danish råde, Dutch raden, German raten, Swedish råda. The development from 'advise, interpret' to... (26 of 35 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/read

-ing

Origin: Middle English -ing, from Old English -ing, -ung ("-ing", suffix forming nouns from verbs),... | Middle English -inge, -ynge, alteration of earlier -inde, -ende, -and (see -and), from... (27 of 111 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ing

Audio references

Wiktionary:

reading

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reading"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reading

Reading

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Reading"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Reading

Collins Dictionary:

reading | Reading | read

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "reading"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Reading"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reading

Macmillan American Dictionary:

reading | readings [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reading"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/reading

Macmillan British Dictionary:

reading | readings [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "reading"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/reading

Cambridge Dictionary:

reading [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "reading"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "reading"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reading 1

the Free Dictionary:

Reading

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reading" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/reading

Reading

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Reading"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Reading"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Reading" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Reading

Google Dictionary:

reading | readings [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "reading"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=reading

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

reading

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reading"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=read​0003 word=reading

Reading

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Reading"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ggread​01 word=Reading

YourDictionary Audio:

reading

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reading" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reading

freedictionary.org:

Reading

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Reading" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=reading

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