Meaning of READING in English

READING

transcription, транскрипция: [ noun ]

Date: before 12th century

1. : the act of reading

2.

a. : material read or for reading

b. : extent of material read

3.

a. : a particular version

b. : data indicated by an instrument

4.

a. : a particular interpretation of something (as a law)

b. : a particular performance of something (as a musical work)

5. : an indication of a certain state of affairs

a study to get some reading of shoppers' preferences

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.