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interpret
used in The Tipping Point

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her interpretation of the data
Definition
to understand or explain something in a particular way — often the meaning or significance of something
  • Psychologists call this tendency the Fundamental Attribution Error (FAE), which is a fancy way of saying that when it comes to interpreting other people's behavior, human beings invariably make the mistake of overestimating the importance of fundamental character traits and underestimating the importance of the situation and context.
    Chapter 4 (76% in)
interpreting = understanding (something in a particular way)
  • In the case of the Chinese scholar's vacation, according to Allport, the facts of the situation didn't make sense to the people of the town; so they came up with an interpretation that did make sense — that the scholar was a spy —
    Chapter 6 (88% in)
  • interpretation = understanding (of something in a particular way)

    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • — and, to make that new interpretation work, discordant details were leveled out, incidents were sharpened to fit the chosen theme, and the episode as a whole was assimilated to the preexisting structure of feeling and thought characteristic of the members of the group...
    Chapter 6 (88% in)
interpretation = understanding (of something in a particular way)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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  • They required interpretation.
    Chapter 6 (71% in)

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