rendering

Anything that's been interpreted in an artistic form is a rendering — a song, a drawing, a theatrical performance.

On a more technical note, an architect's drawing or plan is known as a rendering. While we're still architect-related, the coat of stucco placed over the surface of a masonry wall can be a rendering as well. Rendering can also represent the giving of something, as in Gandhi's famous quote, that "We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party." Don't associate rendering with the verb rend — which means quite the opposite — "to break apart or destroy."

Primary Meanings of rendering

1.
n
a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
2.
n
perspective drawing of an architect's design
3.
n
a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
4.
n
a coat of stucco applied to a masonry wall
5.
n
giving in acknowledgment of obligation
Full Definitions of rendering
1

n a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.

Synonyms:
rendition
Type of:
performance, public presentation
a dramatic or musical entertainment

n the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance

Synonyms:
interpretation, rendition
Types:
reinterpretation
a new or different interpretation
spin
a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)
Type of:
performance
the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment

n an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious

Synonyms:
interpretation, interpreting, rendition
Types:
broad interpretation, judicial activism
an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court)
Type of:
explanation
thought that makes something comprehensible
2

n perspective drawing of an architect's design

Type of:
drawing
a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines
3

n a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language

Synonyms:
interlingual rendition, translation, version
Types:
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mistranslation
an incorrect translation
crib, pony, trot
a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
retroversion
translation back into the original language
caption, subtitle
translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
supertitle, surtitle
translation of the words of a foreign opera (or choral work) projected on a screen above the stage
Type of:
written account, written record
a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events
4

n a coat of stucco applied to a masonry wall

Type of:
coat, coating
a thin layer covering something
5

n giving in acknowledgment of obligation

Type of:
defrayal, defrayment, payment
the act of paying money

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