interpretative

[ in-tur-pri-tey-tiv ]
/ ɪnˈtɜr prɪˌteɪ tɪv /

adjective

Origin of interpretative

1560–70; < Latin interpretāt(us) past participle of interpretārī to interpret + -ive
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British Dictionary definitions for interpretative

interpretative

interpretive (ɪnˈtɜːprɪtɪv)

/ (ɪnˈtɜːprɪtətɪv) /

adjective

of, involving, or providing interpretation; expository
Derived Formsinterpretatively or interpretively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for interpretative

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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