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The definition of interpretive is a person or thing that translates or explains.
An example of interpretive is a French movie with English subtitles, interpretive subtitles.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- that interprets; explanatory
- designed to offer educational guidance at or to a park, museum, etc.: a park's interpretive trail has labeled trees and flowers
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
also in·ter·pre·ta·tive adjective
Relating to or marked by interpretation; explanatory.
- in·terˈpre·tive·ly adverb