reinterpretation

If something is explained or defined in a new or different way, you can say it is a reinterpretation. If you see a rap version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," that is a reinterpretation.

Reinterpretation has as its base the word interpret, which is from the Latin word interpretari, which means "explain or understand." If you are a detective working on a cold case, you have to reexamine the evidence. It is possible that you will catch something that others missed before, leading you to a reinterpretation of the case — and perhaps an arrest.

Definitions of reinterpretation
  1. noun
    a new or different interpretation
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    type of:
    interpretation, rendering, rendition
    the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
  2. noun
    a new or different meaning
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    type of:
    interpretation, reading, version
    a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
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