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 (ĭn-tûr′prĭ-tĭv) also in·ter·pre·ta·tive (-tā′tĭv)
Relating to or marked by interpretation; explanatory.

in·ter′pre·tive·ly adv.


(ɪnˈtɜːprɪtətɪv) or


of, involving, or providing interpretation; expository
inˈterpretatively, inˈterpretively adv


(ɪnˈtɜr prɪ tɪv)

of, pertaining to, or serving to interpret; explanatory.
in•ter′pre•tive•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.interpretative - that provides interpretation
instructive, informative - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform


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Our self- and world-understanding, that is, begins at the end, and authenticity requires us to interpretively appropriate the full range of this understanding.
Interpretively, the horizontal bands are female forms seen in profile; the central figure is the torso of a lady, displaying the "figure 8" characteristic shape of women in a profile.
Theoretically dense, critically ambitious, and interpretively rich, it casts genuinely new light on the narrative and characterological dimensions of Marlowe's plays.
Closely related to the monograph interpretively, Barrett's articles on the North Caucasus frontier proved no less influential.
Here I am thinking of the meaning quotients of Bosch's well-known triptych in relation to Michel de Certeau's insight about the " ratio of fabrication": the reading of and as artifice, the poiesis of interpretively impenetrable surface, demanded by the mimetically irrealist energies of Bosch's Garden.
Reading The Wretched of the Earth largely through the lens of Fanon's conclusion to his earlier Black Skin, White Masks (1952), Butler makes the important, if interpretively provocative claim that Fanon's work was ultimately animated by the realization that the self is most plausibly constituted by "a mode of address that avows its constitutive sociality.
Maria Caridad Cumana's essay makes a strong argument that Varela's songs have an exceptionally visual "cinematic quality" that can be heard as "miniature film scripts," and interpretively analyzes them as "movements of the camera" (pp.
The continuing judicial 'dilemma'--if that's the appropriate term--is whether it is interpretively possible (consistent with the judicial role under our constitutional separation of powers) to protect these most basic of common law rights and freedoms when the ordinary meaning of (federal migration) legislation clearly seeks their diminution or destruction?
Or, Zen and the Art of the Awkward Passage)," recounts two instances where the author's frustration with a passage led to the discovery of new musically compelling ideas, helping her play those sections that previously had felt uncomfortable interpretively.
Interpretively, in reading the overt plot, we are increasingly worried that "neither protagonist says what they think" (Kokot 71), failing to get anywhere in their communication.
While the results are anecdotal, this report interpretively concluded that a cross-pollination class approach added a practical and engaging experience which improved student competencies demanded in the challenging contemporary job market.
In addition to Elysium, Wall-E, Avatar, Snowpiercer and The Hunger Games might be interpretively redeemed as critical dystopias.

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