hermeneutic

[ hur-muh-noo-tik or hur-muh-noo-ti-kuh l; -nyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF hermeneutic
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It is a sort of Biblical hermeneutic, in which homiletic questions are also dealt with.

He has, however, or should have, another aim wherein is displayed the acme of hermeneutic art.

The concept of the hermeneutic circle informs our understanding of the nature of nursing as a human science.

WORD ORIGIN

"interpretive," 1670s, from Greek hermeneutikos "interpreting," from hermeneutes "interpreter," from hermeneuein "to interpret," of unknown origin (formerly considered ultimately a derivative of Hermes, as the tutelary divinity of speech, writing, and eloquence).

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