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[n] the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"
[n] the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "he enjoys reading books"
[n] a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument; "he could not believe the meter reading"; "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"
[n] a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
[n] written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"
[n] a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
[n] a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"
[n] a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England

Misc. Definitions

\Read"ing\, n.
1. The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or written matter to be read.
2. Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of extensive reading.
3. A lecture or prelection; public recital. The Jews had their weekly readings of the law. --Hooker.
4. The way in which anything reads; force of a word or passage presented by a documentary authority; lection; version.
5. Manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of rendering. [Cant]
6. An observation read from the scale of a graduated instrument; as, the reading of a barometer. {Reading of a bill} (Legislation), its normal recital, by the proper officer, before the House which is to consider it.
\Read"ing\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.
2. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community. {Reading book}, a book for teaching reading; a reader. {Reading desk}, a desk to support a book while reading; esp., a desk used while reading the service in a church. {Reading glass}, a large lens with more or less magnifying power, attached to a handle, and used in reading, etc. {Reading man}, one who reads much; hence, in the English universities, a close, industrious student. {Reading room}, a room appropriated to reading; a room provided with papers, periodicals, and the like, to which persons resort.

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