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Explanation

Explanation

WordNet



noun


(1)   Thought that makes something comprehensible
(2)   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"
(3)   The act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible
"I heard his explanation of the accident"
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Etymology


< < ; see explain.

Noun



  1. The act or process of explaining
    The explanation was long and drawn-out.
  2. Something that explains, makes understandable
    An explanation for each UFO sighting was easily found.
  3. An excuse, apologetic justification poorly based in facts
    The rascal's inventive explanations rarely spared him a well-deserved spanking.

Related terms

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