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[ren-dish-uh n] /rɛnˈdɪʃ ən/
the act of rendering.
a translation.
an interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music.
the legal procedure or process of sending a suspected criminal to another country to be interrogated or detained, usually for law-enforcement purposes.
See also extradition.
Archaic. surrender.
Origin of rendition
1595-1605; < Middle French, alteration of reddition (< Middle English reddicion) < Late Latin redditiōn- (stem of redditiō), equivalent to Latin reddit(us) (past participle of reddere; see render1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonrendition, noun
1. interpretation, version. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for rendition
  • But there is also something uncannily accurate about such a rendition of things.
  • And he promised an end to rendition and indefinite detention.
  • Make it known to your colleagues that you are in favor of extraordinary rendition and waterboarding.
  • You'll have to settle instead for a brilliant rendition of our galaxy instead.
  • Which makes me think this rendition of the play is a robot-tale of the annihilation of humankind.
  • Some people have characterized his removal as a rendition.
  • Having a copy in hand to outline, flip through quickly, and so on is often better than having an exclusively digital rendition.
  • If you don't need the power but dig the design and screen size, the budget rendition might be an even better bet.
  • These systems usually work in concert to give us a more or less accurate rendition of the visual world.
  • Volunteers rated the toffee eaten during low-pitched music as more bitter than that consumed during the high-pitched rendition.
British Dictionary definitions for rendition


a performance of a musical composition, dramatic role, etc
a translation of a text
the act of rendering
(archaic) surrender
(transitive) to subject (a person) to extraordinary rendition
Word Origin
C17: from obsolete French, from Late Latin redditiō see render
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Word Origin and History for rendition

c.1600, "surrender of a place or possession," from obsolete French rendition "a rendering," noun of action from Old French rendre "to deliver, to yield" (see render (v.)). Meaning "translation" first recorded 1650s; that of "an acting, a performing" first recorded 1858, American English.

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