Interpretation vs Interpretational - What's the difference?

interpretation | interpretational |

As a noun interpretation

is interpretation.

As an adjective interpretational is

of or pertaining to interpretation; serving to interpret.




  • (countable) An act of interpreting or explaining what is obscure; a translation; a version; a construction.
  • the interpretation of a foreign language, of a dream, or of an enigma.
  • (countable) A sense given by an interpreter; an exposition or explanation given; meaning .
  • Commentators give various interpretations of the same passage of Scripture.''
  • (uncountable) The power of explaining.
  • (countable) An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.
  • (countable) An act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.
  • (countable, physics) An approximation that allows aspects of a mathematical theory to be discussed in ordinary language.
  • (countable, logic, model theory) An assignment of a truth value to each propositional symbol of a propositional calculus.
  • See also

    * (logic) valuation




  • Of or pertaining to interpretation; serving to interpret.
  • Derived terms

    * interpretationally