[in-tur-pri-tiv] /ɪnˈtɜr prɪ tɪv/
serving to ; explanatory.
deduced by .
made because of :
an interpretive distortion of language.
of or relating to those arts that require an intermediary, as a performer, for realization, as in music or theater.
offering , explanations, or guidance, as through lectures, brochures, or films:
the museum’s interpretive center.
1670s, from interpret + -ive; also see interpretative. Listed by Fowler among the words “that for one reason or another should not have been brought into existence.”
- Interpretive menu processor
language (IMP) The language used to implement much of the user interface of the Alis office automation package from Applix, Inc. (1996-04-07)
- Interpretive semantics
noun 1. (functioning as sing) a school of semantic theory based on the doctrine that the rules that relate sentences to their meanings form an autonomous system, separate from the rules that determine what is grammatical in a language Compare generative semantics
- Inter-process communication
programming, operating system (IPC) Exchange of data between one process and another, either within the same computer or over a network. It implies a protocol that guarantees a response to a request. Examples are Unix sockets, RISC OS’s messages, OS/2’s Named Pipes, Microsoft Windows’ DDE, Novell’s SPX and Macintosh’s IAC. Although IPC is performed automatically […]
[pruh-fesh-uh-nl] /prəˈfɛʃ ə nl/ adjective 1. following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain: a professional builder. 2. of, relating to, or connected with a : professional studies. 3. appropriate to a : professional objectivity. 4. engaged in one of the learned : A lawyer is a professional person. 5. following as […]