noun (used with a singular verb)
- the science of interpretation, especially of the Scriptures.
- the branch of theology that deals with the principles of Biblical exegesis.
noun (functioning as singular)
- the science of interpretation, esp of Scripture
- the branch of theology that deals with the principles and methodology of exegesis
- the study and interpretation of human behaviour and social institutions
- (in existentialist thought) discussion of the purpose of life