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READING. The act of making known the contents of a writing or of a printed document.
     2. In order to enable a party to a contract or a devisor to know what a paper contains it must be read, either by the party himself or by some other person to him. When a person signs or executes a paper, it will be presumed that it has been read to him, but this presumption may be rebutted.
     3. In the case of a blind testator, if it can be proved that the will was not read to him, it cannot be sustained. 3 Wash. C C. R. 580. Vide 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2012.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In practice, reading is usually carried out in a rauding status (Carver, 1977) at an individual's preferred reading rate, at which they can effectively assimilate the ideas across sentences at a pace that their cognitive speed allows (Fraser, 2007).
Reading for one second, one minute, or one year from the perspective of rauding theory.