Definition of rendition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//renˈdɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//renˈdɪʃn//
    Describing music, Terrorism
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  1. 1[countable] the performance of something, especially a song or piece of music; the particular way in which it is performed synonym interpretation The band gave a live rendition of their latest single. See related entries: Describing music
  2. 2(also extraordinary rendition) [uncountable] (especially in the US) the practice of sending foreign suspects to be questioned in another country where the laws about the treatment of prisoners are less strict They claimed that there had been rendition flights via Scotland. The move was an attempt to legalize extraordinary rendition. See related entries: Terrorism
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from obsolete French, from rendre ‘give back, render’.
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