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Definitions of explanation

  1. a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible; "I heard his explanation of the accident" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. thought that makes something comprehensible Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of explaining, expounding, or interpreting; the act of clearing from obscurity and making intelligible; as, the explanation of a passage in Scripture, or of a contract or treaty. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which explains or makes clear; as, a satisfactory explanation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The meaning attributed to anything by one who explains it; definition; interpretation; sense. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A mutual exposition of terms, meaning, or motives, with a view to adjust a misunderstanding, and reconcile differences; reconciliation; agreement; as, to come to an explanation. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act of making clear; interpretation; that which makes clear. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Act of explaining or clearing from obscurity: that which explains or clears up: the meaning or sense given to anything: a mutual clearing up of matters. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Act of explaining; interpretation; mutual understanding. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Explanatery. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The act or means of explaining. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Meaning; significance; sense. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of explaining; the sense given by an expounder or interpreter; that which explains or clears up; mutual understanding. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Act of explaining; an exposition; an interpretation; sense explained; a mutual clearing up of a misunderstanding. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Explaining, esp. with view to mutual understanding or reconciliation; statement, circumstance, that explains. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. Act of expounding or interpreting;—that which makes clear;—meaning attributed to any thing by one who explains or expounds it;— a mutual exposition of meaning or motives, with a view to adjust a misunderstanding; hence, reconciliation; good understanding; description; exposition; illustration; account. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. The act of explaining or interpreting; the sense given by an explainer or interpreter. Complete Dictionary
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