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reading  


      n  
1   
a    the act of a person who reads  
b    (as modifier)  
a reading room, a reading lamp     
2   
a    ability to read  
b    (as modifier)  
the reading public, a child of reading age     
3    any matter that can be read; written or printed text  
4    a public recital or rendering of a literary work  
5    the form of a particular word or passage in a given text, esp. where more than one version exists  
6    an interpretation, as of a piece of music, a situation, or something said or written  
7    knowledge gained from books  
a person of little reading     
8    a measurement indicated by a gauge, dial, scientific instrument, etc.  
9      (Parliamentary procedure)  
a    the formal recital of the body or title of a bill in a legislative assembly in order to begin one of the stages of its passage  
b    one of the three stages in the passage of a bill through a legislative assembly  
   See       first reading       second reading       third reading  
10    the formal recital of something written, esp. a will  


direct-reading  
      adj   (of an instrument) calibrated so that a given quantity to be measured can be read directly off the scale without the need of a multiplying constant  
first reading  
      n   the introduction of a bill in a legislative assembly  
lip-reading  
      n   a method used by deaf people to comprehend spoken words by interpreting movements of the speaker's lips,   (Also called)    speech-reading  
  lip-reader      n  
optical mark reading  
      n   the reading of marks by an optical device whereby the information can be stored in machine-readable form  
Reading  
      n  
1    a town in S England, on the River Thames: university (1892). Pop.: 134600 (1991)  
2    a unitary authority in S England, in Berkshire. Pop.: 142900 (1996 est.). Area: 37 sq. km (14 sq. miles)  
second reading  
      n   the second presentation of a bill in a legislative assembly, as to approve its general principles (in Britain), or to discuss a committee's report on it (in the U.S.)  
speech-reading  
      n      another name for       lip-reading  
third reading  
      n     (in a legislative assembly)  
1      (Brit)   the process of discussing the committee's report on a bill  
2      (U.S.)   the final consideration of a bill  
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n.
device that holds a book while reading it
n.
Lesewut is a German word for "reading craze" (literally) used to describe a specific period in the intellectual history of Germany from the late eighteenth century onward.

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