an act or instance of interpretation, rendition, or depiction, as of a dramatic part or a musical composition: her rendering of the part of Hedda.
a translation: Chapman's rendering of Homer.
a representation of a building, interior, etc., executed in perspective and usually done for purposes of presentation.
Building Trades. render1 ( def 22 ).

1400–50; late Middle English (gerund); see render, -ing1 Unabridged
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rendering (ˈrɛndərɪŋ)
1.  the act or an instance of performing a play, piece of music, etc
2.  a translation of a text from a foreign language
3.  rendering coat, Also called: render a coat of plaster or cement mortar applied to a surface
4.  a perspective drawing showing an architect's idea of a finished building, interior, etc

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., "to repeat," from O.Fr. rendre "give back, present, yield," from V.L. *rendere (formed on analogy of its antonym, prendre "to take"), from L. reddere "give back, return, restore," from re- "back" + comb. form of dare "to give" (see date (1)). Meaning "hand over,
deliver" is recorded from late 14c.; "to return (thanks, etc.)" is attested from late 15c.; meaning "represent, depict" is first attested 1599. Rendering "extracting or melting of fat" is attested from 1792; sense of "reproduction, representation" is from 1862.
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