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 (hûr′mə-no͞o′tĭk, -nyo͞o′-) also her·me·neu·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Interpretive; explanatory.

[Greek hermēneutikos, from hermēneutēs, interpreter, from hermēneuein, to interpret, from hermēneus, interpreter.]

her′me·neu′ti·cal·ly adv.
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(ˌhɜːmɪˈnjuːtɪk) or


1. (Theology) of or relating to the interpretation of Scripture; using or relating to hermeneutics
2. interpretive
ˌhermeˈneutically adv
ˌhermeˈneutist n
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(ˌhɜr məˈnu tɪk, -ˈnyu-)

also her`me•neu′ti•cal,

of or pertaining to hermeneutics; interpretative.
[1800–10; < Greek hermēneutikós of or for interpreting =hermēneú(ein) to make clear, interpret, derivative of hermēneús interpreter + -tikos -tic]
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- An adjective meaning "concerned with interpretation," especially of scripture.
See also related terms for interpretation.
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