noun her·me·neu·tic \ˌhər-mə-ˈnü-tik, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of hermeneutic

  1. 1 hermeneutics plural in form but singular or plural in construction :  the study of the methodological principles of interpretation (as of the Bible)

  2. 2 :  a method or principle of interpretation a philosophical hermeneutic

Origin and Etymology of hermeneutic

see hermeneutical

First Known Use: 1737

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