Reading


Reading

Reading (process), is the human cognitive process of decoding symbols or syntax for the purpose of deriving meaning (reading comprehension) or constructing meaning. "(pronounced "reeding")"

Reading, Berkshire is a town in England "(pronEng|ˈrɛdɪŋ "redding")" See below for related place-names.

Reading may also refer to:

Activity

Reading (derived from "to read") is the process of converting information, usually arranged in syntax, into a usable form. It can refer to:
* Cold reading (theatrical), an audition without rehearsal
* Cold reading, an acknowledged method of feigning divination applied by confidence tricksters and diviners.
*Divination, the attempt to ascertain information by interpretation of omens or an alleged supernatural agency, may be referred to as a reading
* Hot reading, a method comparable to cold readings except that more active means of gathering information about the sitter are employed.
* Lip reading, the technique of understanding speech by visually interpreting the movements of the lips, face and tongue with information provided by the context, language, and any residual hearing
* Mind reading (disambiguation) can refer to telepathy, mentalism, an emerging field in neuroscience, or an interpersonal communication
* Reading (computer), the activity performed by a computers in extracting information from a storage medium
* Reading (legislature), the mechanism by which a bill is introduced to and approved by a legislature
* Reading (process), the human cognitive process of decoding symbols or syntax for the purpose of deriving meaning (reading comprehension) or constructing meaning
* Reading education, a process by which individuals are taught to derive meaning from text
* Poetry reading, the performance of poetry
* Sight reading, the performance of music or theater without prior exercises
* Speed reading, a collection of reading methods which attempt to increase rates of reading without greatly reducing comprehension or retention

Names

Places

United Kingdom

* Reading, Berkshire (origin of other place names)
** University of Reading
** Reading and Leeds Festivals, rock music festival
** Reading F.C., Coca Cola Championship football team
**Reading Town F.C., Hellenic league football team
**Reading R.F.C., Rugby union football team
** Reading School, boys' grammar school
** Reading Racers, speedway team
** Reading East (UK Parliament constituency) (created 1983)
** Reading West (UK Parliament constituency) (created 1983)
** Reading South (UK Parliament constituency) (1950-1955 and 1974-1983)
** Reading North (UK Parliament constituency) (1950-1955 and 1974-1983)
** Reading (UK Parliament constituency) (1295-1950 and 1955-1974)
**Battle of Reading (disambiguation)
**Reading/Wokingham Urban Area, area defined by UK Office for National Statistics

United States

*Reading Township, Livingston County, Illinois
*Reading Township, Calhoun County, Iowa
* Reading, Kansas
* Reading, Massachusetts
* North Reading, Massachusetts
* Reading, Michigan
* Reading Township, Michigan
*Reading Township, Butler County, Nebraska
* Port Reading, New Jersey
* Reading, New York
* Reading, Ohio
*Reading Township, Perry County, Ohio
* Reading, Pennsylvania
** Reading Company, historical railroad
** Reading Works, historical factory
** West Reading, Pennsylvania
* Reading Township, Pennsylvania
* Reading, Vermont

People

* John Reading (disambiguation) several people of this name
*John of Reading (died 1346)
*Pierson B. Reading (1816-1868), American pioneer
* Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading (1860-1935)
*Alice Isaacs, Marchioness of Reading (c.1866–1930)
*Gerald Isaacs, 2nd Marquess of Reading (1889-1960)
*Stella Isaacs, Marchioness of Reading (1894–1971)
*Bertice Reading (1933-1991), American singer
*Peter Reading (born 1956), English poet

Titles

*Bishop of Reading, Anglican suffragan bishop in Diocese of Oxford since 1889
*Baron Astley of Reading, title in peerage of England (1644-1688)
*Marquess of Reading, title in peerage of the UK since 1926
**Marchioness of Reading (disambiguation), wife of the Marquess

Other

* Reading Power Station, Tel Aviv, Israel
* USS "Bailey" (DD-269), later HMS "Reading", Town-class destroyer of the US Navy, transferred to the Royal Navy in World War II
*USS "Reading" (PF-66), US Navy Tacom-class frigate named after Reading, Pennsylvania
*Pont Reading, historic house in Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA

See also

* for many organisations and publications
* Redding (disambiguation)
* Read (disambiguation)


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