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interpretive

adjective uk   /ɪnˈtɜː.prɪ.tɪv/ us    /-ˈtɝː.prə.t̬ɪv/ ( also interpretative,   /ɪnˈtɜː.prɪ.tə.tɪv/    /-ˈtɝː.prə.t̬ə.t̬ɪv/) formal
related to explaining or understanding the meaning of something: an interpretive display/centre
Translations of “interpretive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 解釋的,闡釋的, 理解的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解释的,阐释的, 理解的…
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