General English

  • noun the act of looking at and understanding written words
  • noun an occasion when someone speaks the words of something which is written

General Science


  • noun a note taken of figures or degrees, especially of degrees on a scale


  • The performance of a read (1), read (2), or read (3) operation.
  • The information conveyed via a read (3). Also, to take such a reading.


  • noun an examination in detail of proposed legislation by the European Parliament

Media Studies

  • noun in aesthetic theory, a wide-ranging term roughly meaning ‘the reception and interpretation of a text or sign’


  • noun one of the three stages of discussion of a bill in parliament


  • noun the act of reading proofs or a manuscript and making comments
  • noun the act of reading books or newspapers
  • noun the act of reading printed text