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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•ter•pre•tive  (in tûrpri tiv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. serving to interpret;
  2. deduced by interpretation.
  3. made because of interpretation:an interpretive distortion of language.
  4. of or pertaining to those arts that require an intermediary, as a performer, for realization, as in music or theater.
  5. offering interpretations, explanations, or guidance, as through lectures, brochures, or films:the museum's interpretive center.
interpret + -ive]
in•terpre•tive•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•ter•pre•ta•tive /ɪnˈtɜrprɪˌteɪtɪv/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. giving or providing an interpretation.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•ter•pre•ta•tive  (in tûrpri tā′tiv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. interpretive.
in•terpre•ta′tive•ly, adv. 
  • Latin interpretāt(us) past participle of interpretārī to interpret + -ive
  • 1560–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
interpretative /ɪnˈtɜːprɪtətɪv/, interpretive /ɪnˈtɜːprɪtɪv/ adj
  1. of, involving, or providing interpretation; expository
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