Definition of Hermeneutic

1. Adjective. Interpretive or explanatory.

Partainyms: Hermeneutics

Definition of Hermeneutic

1. a. Unfolding the signification; of or pertaining to interpretation; exegetical; explanatory; as, hermeneutic theology, or the art of expounding the Scriptures; a hermeneutic phrase.

Definition of Hermeneutic

1. Adjective. That explains, interprets, illustrates or elucidates ¹

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Definition of Hermeneutic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hermeneutic

hermaphrodite brig
hermaphrodite brigs
hermeneutic (current term)
hermeneutic circle
hermetic seal
hermetic seals
hermetically sealed

Literary usage of Hermeneutic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Isolation and Aggregation in Economics by Ekkehart Schlicht (1985)
"1.3.4 The hermeneutic Aggregation Problem If we do macroeconomic analysis ... All this constitutes what might be termed the hermeneutic aggregation problem. ..."

2. Theological Propædeutic: A General Introduction to the Study of Theology by Philip Schaff, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1893)
"Biblical hermeneutic is general ... on metaphors, symbols, types, parables, and also a history of interpretation. hermeneutic is derived from ..."

3. Legal and Political Hermeneutics: Or Principles of Interpretation and by Francis Lieber, William Gardiner Hammond (1880)
"hermeneutic Rules respecting detached spoken Words or ... Laws must at Times be interpreted or construed — hermeneutic Rules respecting Laws — Constitutions ..."

4. Introduction to the Study of History by Charles Victor Langlois, Charles Seignobos, George Godfrey Berry (1904)
"INTERNAL CRITICISM CHAPTER VI INTERPRETATIVE CRITICISM (hermeneutic) I. WHEN a zoologist describes the form and situation of a muscle, when a physiologist ..."

5. The History of the Christian Religion and Church During the Three First by August Neander, Henry John Rose (1844)
"This would soon conduct them to a false hermeneutic. when you might benefit all mankind, if | And they became still more enamoured you would communicate in ..."

6. Conceptions of Social Inquiry by J. J. Snyman (1993)
"Chapter 6 hermeneutic positions on scientific rationality Introduction Pieter ... to some of the most important hermeneutic views on scientific rationality. ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"To Eucherius of Lyons (d. about 450) we are indebted for two hermeneutic works ... Though we meet with fewer complete hermeneutic works during the period of ..."

8. The Golden Verses of Pythagoras by Antoine Fabre d'Olivet, Pythagoras, Nayán Louise Redfield (1917)
"hermeneutic Interpretation of the Origin of the Social State of Man and of The Destiny of the Adamic Race By Fabre d'Olivet Done into English by Nayan ..."

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