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read·ing

reading

 
pronunciation:
ri dIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the action or activity of examining and understanding written language.
We have to do a lot of reading for our social studies class.
definition 2: a spoken presentation of something written.
The poet gave a public reading of her latest poems.
definition 3: the point shown on an instrument of measurement.
The high reading on the thermometer convinced Mom that I was sick.