What is Readings?

Readings definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:

the action or practice of a person who reads.
Speech. the oral interpretation of written language.
the interpretation given in the performance of a dramatic part, musical composition, etc.: an interesting reading of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
the extent to which a person has read; literary knowledge: a man of wide reading.
matter read or for reading: a novel that makes good reading.
the form or version of a given passage in a particular text: the various readings of a line in Shakespeare.
an instance or occasion in which a text or other matter is read or performed, usually without elaborate preparation and often as a means of testing its merits: The playwright wants to have a reading of the play for prospective producers.
an interpretation given to anything: What is your reading of the situation?
the indication of a graduated instrument: The reading is 101.2