• WordNet 3.6
    • n rendition the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"
    • n rendition handing over prisoners to countries where torture is allowed
    • n rendition an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious "the edict was subject to many interpretations","he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables","often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning"
    • n rendition a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc. "they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rendition The act of rendering; especially, the act of surrender, as of fugitives from justice, at the claim of a foreign government; also, surrender in war. "The rest of these brave men that suffered in cold blood after articles of rendition ."
    • Rendition Translation; rendering; version. "This rendition of the word seems also most naturally to agree with the genuine meaning of some other words in the same verse."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rendition The act of rendering or translating; a rendering or giving the meaning of a word or passage; translation.
    • n rendition The act of rendering up or yielding possession; surrender.
    • n rendition The act of rendering or reproducing artistically.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rendition the act of surrendering, as fugitives from justice: translation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. rendere, to render: cf. L. redditio,. See Render, and cf. Reddition
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rendre—L. reddĕrere-, away, dăre, to give.


In literature:

The rendition was followed by the complete acceptance of Palestrina's work.
"Among the Great Masters of Music" by Walter Rowlands
No loophole could be found in the Canadian law that would permit the rendition of a slave.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
Rendition of Anthony Burns.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Burns, Anthony, rendition of, III.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Few renditions were attempted.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
When the player had finished her rendition there was much applause.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
Well, old fellow, I don't like to annoy you with an up-to-date rendition of 'I told you so!
"No Clue" by James Hay
The song is not new, but Smith's particular version, as well as his vocal rendition, was.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
Miss Waddleton vetoed my plans for the rendition of the balcony scene at commencement next month.
"Fibble, D. D." by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
Yet her rendition is admirable.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
Further details in this connection are touched on hereafter with respect to rendition of reports and estimates.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
I recall with pleasure his masterly rendition of the Episcopal service.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
This is an English rendition of the French axiom that style is thought.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
Hence the impromptu band and the nerve-racking rendition of the triumphal welcome.
"Bert Wilson at the Wheel" by J. W. Duffield
Fort Pentagoet, at its rendition by Sir Thomas Temple, in 1670, after the treaty of Breda, was a rectangular work with four bastions.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
Apres avoir longtems souffert, il tomba dans une extreme faiblesse et rendit l'ame.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Only by careful study of each work by itself can we find the key to its correct conception and rendition.
"Piano Playing" by Josef Hofmann
Often only seconds intervene between the renditions.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
There is a wonderful subtlety in his power of seizing character and the rendition of soul in the faces he portrays.
"Art in America" by Samuel Greene Wheeler (S.G.W.) Benjamin
In her rendition there was a certain aquatic wholeheartedness that would have interested and startled a student of natural hydraulics.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb

In news:

Puerto Rican hopeful Jorge Nunez bid farewell to American Idol Wednesday night after a disappointing rendition of The Jackson 5's Never Can Say Goodbye.
The Squeaky Bean served one of my go-to renditions before the restaurant closed.
An artist's rendition of a proposed new arena for Edmonton is shown in a handout THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-City of Edmonton.
We're not sure if Kelly Clarkson is trying to tease us by putting on smashing renditions of country classics, or if she just really loves the genre as much as we do.
Steven Tyler took a lot of heat (including from us) for his rendition of the 'Star-Spangled Banner' before the Baltimore Ravens / New England Patriots AFC title game last month (Jan 22) in Foxborough, Mass.
On tonight's (April 30) semi-finals of 'The Voice,' belter Jermaine Paul turned in an emotional and stirring rendition of Journey's classic ballad 'Open Arms.
But his rendition of Trevor's voice is the most impressive.
Mariah Carey joins Jimmy Fallon & The Roots singing a special rendition of her self-penned #1 holiday classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" using classroom instruments.
Before every Hudson High home softball game, the junior sings a solid rendition of the National Anthem.
Audiences sing, dance and have the time of their lives as this ABBA cover band (featuring several original members of Abba 's performing band), offers perfectly executed renditions of more than 20 of this legendary's bands greatest hits.
An architect's rendition of the addition planned for Temple Beth El.
Lambert and Lauper teamed up for an emotionally rousing rendition of the track.
Welcome to the first rendition of What I Wear to Work.
The Chorale performs "When We No Longer Touch," a choral rendition of the stages of grief.
Artist's rendition of a $5 million pool project at Mt Airy .

In science:

Figure 1: “Artist’s rendition” of the behavior of f (n, cn)/(cn) .
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
Thus, those who find such imagery based on quantum mechanics at all obscure and contrived may be well disposed to consider the following classical rendition.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
Aided by 2D and 3D graphical renditions, we motivate the acoustic mechanism of core-collapse supernova explosions and explain, as best we currently can, the phases and phenomena that attend this mechanism.
Multi-Dimensional Explorations in Supernova Theory
Figure 1 shows a two color rendition of the HST images.
LBQS 0103-2753: A Binary Quasar in a Major Merger
The right panel is zoomed out a factor of two and gives a deeper rendition, clearly showing the host galaxy.
LBQS 0103-2753: A Binary Quasar in a Major Merger
The left panel gives a shallower rendition at a larger spatial scale to display the two QSOs.
LBQS 0103-2753: A Binary Quasar in a Major Merger
For instance, the various handwritten renditions of the digit 3 in in the last column of figure 6(c) barely overlap, and so the Euclidean distance between them in pixel space is greater than that to the nearest 8 formed by closing both loops.
Discriminative Recurrent Sparse Auto-Encoders
Table 4: XPath renditions of query patterns on TreeBank data.
Path Summaries and Path Partitioning in Modern XML Databases
We have tried to answer to these questions placing our results in the hierarchical paradigm of galaxy formation and evolution taking into account the results obtained from various renditions of merging models.
The population of early-type galaxies at 1
Early renditions of semi-analytic models - but this is still the case for a large number of applications today - took advantage of the extended PressShechter (EPS) formalism [6, 7] and Monte Carlo methods to construct representative histories of merger trees leading to the formation of haloes of a given mass.
"Ab initio" models of galaxy formation: successes and open problems
Quarkonium melting at high temperature has been often quoted to be the QGP thermometer (see Fig. 1 for a cartoon rendition of the idea), serving as an essential tool to measure the plasma temperature.
Quarkonia in the Quark Gluon Plasma
It seems likely that computergenerated documents will also have to pass through this QA process, at least until users are confident that generated documents are both linguistically correct and a faithful rendition of the relevant knowledge base or database.
Automatic Generation of Technical Documentation
From a theoretical point of view, this rate is difficult to derive, first because the nature of the progenitors of SNIa events is s till an open question, and, second, because any theoretical rendition is highly model dependent.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
It is worth to point out that the fIa functions for the CLOSE DD scenario are also in broad agreement with the SNIa rate following an instantaneous burst of star formation for other renditions of the DD scenario (Tutukov & Yungelson 1994; RuizLapuente & Canal 1998).
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
The thick (orange in colour rendition) strip on the right (not including its end points) represents the parameter regime where the upper and lower survival probability bounds do not coverge asymptotically and hence no predictions (aside from conjectures) have been made.
Simulations for trapping reactions with subdiffusive traps and subdiffusive particles