from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An exposition or explanation of a text, especially a religious one.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text or portion of Scripture.
- n. The process of finding the roots of an equation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The exposition or interpretation of any literary production or passage; more particularly, the exposition or interpretation of Scripture. See exegetical theology, under exegetical.
- n. A discourse intended to explain or illustrate a subject; specifically, an exercise in Biblical interpretation sometimes prescribed to students of theology when on examination preliminary to licensure or ordination.
- n. In mathematics, in the language of Vieta and other early algebraists, the numerical or geometrical solution of an equation.
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- n. an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
Greek exēgēsis, from exēgeisthai, to interpret : ex-, ex- + hēgeisthai, to lead; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἐξήγησις (eksēgēsis, "interpretation"), from ἐξηγέομαι (eksēgeomai, "I explain, interpret"), from ἐξ (eks, "out") + ἡγέομαι (hēgeomai, "I lead, guide"). (Wiktionary)