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Definition of exegesis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

exegesis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌeksɪˈdʒiːsɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeksɪˈdʒiːsɪs//
 
[uncountable, countable] (pl. exegeses
BrE BrE//ˌeksɪˈdʒiːsiːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeksɪˈdʒiːsiːz//
 
)
(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 Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Greek exēgēsis, from exēgeisthai ‘interpret’, from ex- ‘out of’ + hēgeisthai ‘to guide, lead’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: exegesis