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."

Definitions of rendering
  1. noun
    a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
    synonyms: rendition
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    type of:
    performance, public presentation
    a dramatic or musical entertainment
  2. noun
    the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
    synonyms: interpretation, rendition
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    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
  3. noun
    an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
    synonyms: interpretation, interpreting, rendition
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    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
  4. noun
    perspective drawing of an architect's design
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    type of:
    drawing
    a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines
  5. noun
    a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
    synonyms: interlingual rendition, translation, version
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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
  6. noun
    a coat of stucco applied to a masonry wall
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    type of:
    coat, coating
    a thin layer covering something
  7. noun
    giving in acknowledgment of obligation
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    type of:
    defrayal, defrayment, payment
    the act of paying money
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