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 for rendition
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rendition \Ren*di"tion\ (r?n-d?sh"?n), n. [LL. rendere to
     render: cf. L. redditio. See Render, and cf. Reddition.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The rest of these brave men that suffered in cold
              blood after articles of rendition.    --Evelyn.
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     2. Translation; rendering; version.
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              This rendition of the word seems also most naturally
              to agree with the genuine meaning of some other
              words in the same verse.              --South.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rendition
      n 1: a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role
           etc.; "they heard a live rendition of three pieces by
           Schubert" [syn: rendition, rendering]
      2: 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" [syn: interpretation, interpreting,
         rendition, rendering]
      3: handing over prisoners to countries where torture is allowed
      4: the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic
         performance; "her rendition of Milton's verse was
         extraordinarily moving" [syn: rendition, rendering,
         interpretation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  131 Moby Thesaurus words for "rendition":
     alphabet, art, blueprint, cameo, cantando, catalog, cataloging,
     character, character sketch, charactering, characterization, chart,
     choreography, composite reading, concentration, concept,
     conception, conflation, construction, conventional representation,
     critical edition, dance notation, decoction, delineation,
     demilegato, demonstration, depiction, depictment, description,
     details, diagram, diplomatic text, distillation, drama, drawing,
     edited text, edition, evocation, execution, exemplification,
     expression, extradition, figuration, fingering, giving back,
     glissando, graphic account, hieroglyphic, iconography, ideogram,
     illustration, image, imagery, imaging, impression, infusion,
     interpretation, intonation, itemization, lection, legato, letter,
     limning, logogram, logograph, map, mezzo staccato, music-making,
     musical notation, normalized text, notation, parlando,
     particularization, performance, photograph, pianism, pictogram,
     picture, picturization, pizzicato, plan, portrait, portraiture,
     portrayal, prefigurement, presentment, pressing, printing, profile,
     projection, reading, realization, recommitment, reddition, remand,
     remandment, remitter, rendering, repatriation, repercussion,
     representation, restitution, restoration, restoring, return,
     rubato, schema, scholarly edition, score, script, sending back,
     sketch, slur, soaking, specification, spiccato, squeezing,
     staccato, steeping, syllabary, symbol, tablature, text, touch,
     understanding, variant, version, vignette, vivid description,
     word painting, writing
  
  

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