from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Interpretive; explanatory.
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- adj. That explains, interprets, illustrates or elucidates
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Unfolding the signification; of or pertaining to interpretation; exegetical; explanatory
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of interpretation or exegesis; explanatory; exegetical: as, hermeneutic theology (that is, the art of expounding the Scriptures).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. interpretive or explanatory
The second type of human/technology relation is what he calls hermeneutic (p. 80).
I am interested in hermeneutic theory, particularly as developed by philosophers such as Hans Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur, with an emphasis in my recent work on how questions of interepretation intersect with questions of ethics.
It is a so-called hermeneutic insight and every new such insight is supported by our past observational experience.
The so-called hermeneutic circle--to understand the whole, you have to grasp the parts, which changes your perception of the whole; to understand a part, you have to grasp the whole, which changes your perception of the part--was not a ceaseless flux.
This approach to history may be described as hermeneutic; but it is focused on interpretation of large historical features rather than the interpretation of individual meanings and actions.
When the Other is homosexual, the notion of hermeneutic encounter drops from the scene.
In his last period Royce embraced what may be called a hermeneutic epistemology.
There is this word hermeneutic, which I have used on more than one occasion used in this sentence.
As far as the relation to each other of the Jewish and Christian faith-communities is concerned, there is a common frame of reference - a faith-hermeneutic which is profoundly theological, and which is qualitatively removed from comparisons made from an historical or a literary point of view.
This "hermeneutic" approach is not interested in discovering causes of social outcomes, but instead in piecing together an interpretation of the meanings of a social outcome or production.