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hermeneu·tic cir·cle

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  1. hermeneutic circlenoun

    A framework for the interpretation of a text which considers historical, linguistic, cultural, environmental, and individualistic contexts.

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  1. Hermeneutic circle

    The hermeneutic circle describes the process of understanding a text hermeneutically. It refers to the idea that one's understanding of the text as a whole is established by reference to the individual parts and one's understanding of each individual part by reference to the whole. Neither the whole text nor any individual part can be understood without reference to one another, and hence, it is a circle. However, this circular character of interpretation does not make it impossible to interpret a text; rather, it stresses that the meaning of a text must be found within its cultural, historical, and literary context.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hermeneutic circle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hermeneutic circle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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  • हेर्मेनेस्टिक सर्कलHindi
  • 해석학 원Korean
  • 诠释学圈Chinese

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