reading

1. The perception and understanding of the meaning of visual symbols ( e.g., 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.
- lip r. SYN: speech r..
- speech r. used by people with hearing impairment of nonauditory clues as to what is being said through observing the speaker's facial expressions, lip and jaw movements, and other gestures. SYN: lip r..

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read·ing (rēdґing) understanding of written or printed symbols representing words.

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