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Pronunciation: red'ing


  1. The perception and understanding of the meaning of visual symbols (letters or words) by the scanning of writing or print with the eyes.
  2. Any of several alternative ways of interpreting symbols, such as Braille or the close observation of a speaker's facial movements.
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