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1.The action or skill of reading.
‘the reading of a will'
‘suggestions for further reading'
‘One in ten pupils are leaving school in the Blackburn and Darwen area without basic reading and writing skills.'
‘And reading is a skill just like playing tennis, or playing rugby or playing the piano.'
2.Written or printed matter that can be read.
‘his main reading was detective stories'
‘I found the article fascinating reading'
‘These biographies make fascinating reading filled with personal memories.'
‘A quick trawl through the record books makes depressing reading.'
‘In fact, most of the letters make depressing reading, so I'll move on!'
3.Knowledge of literature.
‘a man of wide reading'
‘These are the fruit of her intense and wide reading in primary literature.'
‘Much of what Orme tells us is familiar, though he brings the fruits of very wide reading to enrich the discourse.'
‘Their thinking cannot be based on wide reading or a deep and sustained engagement with issues.'
‘It is my firm belief, based on experience and fairly wide reading, that they are wrong.'
4.An occasion at which pieces of literature are read to an audience.
‘a poetry reading'
‘The scholarship provides free entry to all lectures, poetry readings, exhibitions and concerts during the week of the Summer School.'
‘They assured us we had caused no problem and continued to tell us about their open-mic nights for poetry readings every Monday.'
‘These stories cast an enduring spell on Clarke, who will appear in Seattle for two readings this week.'
‘We arrived in Manhattan two days before the ceremony for some readings and other promotional appearances.'
5.A piece of literature or passage of scripture that is read aloud.
‘readings from the Bible'
‘This year's service was without a sermon, but the prayers and scripture readings provided all the spiritual inspiration required.'
‘Each service includes short scripture readings, petitions regarding mourning, suggestions for reflection, and room for journaling.'
‘After breakfast, there are readings of scripture and meditation and after that each embarks on the chore which he has been given responsibility for.'
‘Over the next hour or so, speeches and waiata, a reading and another prayer revisit the same themes.'
6.A particular interpretation of a text or situation.
‘feminist readings of Goethe'
‘The article gives an intriguing and powerfully written reading of the ironic positioning of such films.'
‘An honest reading of the document shows that the Vatican is simply banning gays.'
‘A more literal reading relates us directly to the pattern of the cosmos, with its insistence on the separation of categories.'
‘Some people sneer at a metaphorical reading of scripture and Tolkien himself was opposed to allegory as a rhetorical form.'
7.A figure or amount shown by a meter or other measuring instrument.
‘radiation readings were taken every hour'
‘It is evident from different reports that many of the meters are giving erratic readings.'
‘This appears to be the message from the first opinion poll readings since hostilities broke out.'
‘Fig. 11 indicated that the clip gauge transducer produced a linear relationship between the diameter change and the strain meter readings.'
‘The instant new information is entered, the appropriate dashboard readings are updated companywide.'
8.A stage of debate in parliament through which a Bill must pass before it can become law.
‘the Bill returns to the House for its final reading next week'
‘The bylaw passed three readings and needs final adoption by council in likely a couple of weeks before becoming enforceable.'
‘This bill still awaits the final reading and approval by Parliament.'
‘Heavyweight hitters went down swinging against federal Bill C - 2, which had its final readings in the Senate this week.'
‘Parliament approved their final reading on April 3 after much controversy.'