Meaning of EXPLANATION in English

n. Function: noun

1 something that makes clear what is obscure FF1C; sought some explanation of the difficult passage FF1E;

Synonyms: construal, construction, exegesis, explication, exposé, exposition, interpretation

Related Words: disentanglement, unscrambling; enlightenment, illumination; definition, meaning; resolution, solution; demonstration, example, exemplification, illustration

2 a statement of causes, grounds, or motives FF1C; refused an explanation for her act FF1E;

Synonyms: account, justification, rationale, rationalization, reason

Related Words: grounds; motive

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