[ in-tur-pri-tiv ]
/ ɪnˈtɜr prɪ tɪv /
serving to interpret; explanatory.
deduced by interpretation.
made because of interpretation: an interpretive distortion of language.
of or relating to those arts that require an intermediary, as a performer, for realization, as in music or theater.
offering interpretations, explanations, or guidance, as through lectures, brochures, or films: the museum's interpretive center.
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