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interpretative

[in-tur-pri-tey-tiv] /ɪnˈtɜr prɪˌteɪ tɪv/
adjective
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin interpretāt(us) past participle of interpretārī to interpret + -ive
Related forms
interpretatively, adverb
noninterpretative, adjective
noninterpretatively, adverb
preinterpretative, adjective
uninterpretative, adjective
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  • However, it could be that the project has collected good data and the interpretative writeup will emerge later.
  • The programme provided a long list of dances that were described as poetic and interpretative.
  • Despite the interpretative deluge in the media, you do need to see it for yourself.
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  • The reality is that a little over a year ago the interpretative framework of science in this area shifted.
  • It was not, however, a return to the interpretative richness of an earlier day.
  • The mind then posits concepts, joins concepts into constructs, and weaves those constructs into complex interpretative schemes.
  • interpretative reports should have a high standard for accurate and clear reporting of data.
  • The facility also has an interpretative area providing information on how watersheds work and how a hatchery operates.
  • The scientific aspirations of the latter discipline gave rise to an emphasis on interpretative method and theoretical speculation.
British Dictionary definitions for interpretative

interpretative

/ɪnˈtɜːprɪtətɪv/
adjective
1.
of, involving, or providing interpretation; expository
Derived Forms
interpretatively, interpretively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for interpretative
adj.

1560s, properly formed from past participle stem of Latin interpretari (see interpret). Interpretive means the same thing, but is less correct. Related: Interpretatively.

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