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interpretive

[in-tur-pri-tiv] /ɪnˈtɜr prɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to interpret; explanatory.
2.
deduced by interpretation.
3.
made because of interpretation:
an interpretive distortion of language.
4.
of or relating to those arts that require an intermediary, as a performer, for realization, as in music or theater.
5.
offering interpretations, explanations, or guidance, as through lectures, brochures, or films:
the museum's interpretive center.
Origin of interpretive
1670-1680
1670-80; interpret + -ive
Related forms
interpretively, adverb
noninterpretive, adjective
noninterpretively, adverb
noninterpretiveness, noun
self-interpretive, adjective
uninterpretive, adjective
uninterpretively, adverb
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interpretative

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

1670s, from interpret + -ive; also see interpretative. Listed by Fowler among the words "that for one reason or another should not have been brought into existence."

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