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(n.) The way in which anything reads; force of a word or passage presented by a documentary authority; lection; version.


(a.) Addicted to reading; as, a reading community.


(n.) The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or written matter to be read.


(n.) Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of extensive reading.


(n.) A lecture or prelection; public recital.


(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Read


(n.) Manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of rendering.


(a.) Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.


(n.) An observation read from the scale of a graduated instrument; as, the reading of a barometer.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Reading'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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