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1 a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.; "they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert" [syn: rendering]
2 an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious; "the edict was subject to many interpretations"; "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"; "often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning" [syn: interpretation, interpreting, rendering]
3 the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance; "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving" [syn: rendering, interpretation]

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  1. An interpretation of a musical score or a performance of a musical work.
  2. The surrender or handing-over of a person or thing, especially from one jurisdiction to another.
  3. rfc-sense POV The capture of political opponents or suspected terrorists by the United States government, and their removal to countries where the torture, and/or prisoner abuse are legally permitted or overlooked.

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interpretation of a musical score


  1. In the context of "transitive": To surrender or hand over (a person or thing); especially, for one jurisdiction to do so to another.
  2. rfc-sense POV In the context of "transitive|US": To make political opponents or suspected terrorists invisible to the public and outside of judicial review, often with implications that they are subsequently tortured.

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