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n. pl. ex·e·ge·ses (-sēz)
Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.

[Greek exēgēsis, from exēgeisthai, to interpret : ex-, ex- + hēgeisthai, to lead; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

ex′e·get′ic (-jĕt′ĭk), ex′e·get′i·cal adj.
ex′e·get′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌɛksɪˈdʒɛtɪk) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to exegesis; expository
ˌexeˈgetically adv
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Adj.1.exegetic - relating to exegesis


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