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Definition of exegesis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

exegesis

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɛksəˈdʒisəs//
 
(pl. exegeses
NAmE//ˌɛksəˈdʒisiz//
 
)
[countable, uncountable] (formal)
 
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the detailed explanation of a piece of writing, especially religious writing to provide an exegesis of a text biblical exegesis
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: exegesis