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exegetical

or exegetic

[ek-si-jet-i-kuh l or ek-si-jet-ik] /ˌɛk sɪˈdʒɛt ɪ kəl or ˌɛk sɪˈdʒɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to exegesis; explanatory; interpretative.
Origin of exegetical
1645-1655
1645-55; < Greek exēgētikós + -al1
Related forms
exegetically, adverb
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  • Nor is it likely that the exegetic difficulty connected with would have occurred to a boy of twelve.

  • Every surface is teeming underneath with hidden meanings, obscure interpretations and exegetic excesses.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for exegetic

exegetic

/ˌɛksɪˈdʒɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to exegesis; expository
Derived Forms
exegetically, adverb
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