Definitions of "Explanation"

The act or process of explaining. noun

Something that explains. noun

A mutual clarification of misunderstandings; a reconciliation. noun

The act of explaining. noun

The process of showing by reasoning or investigation the causal or logical antecedents or conditions of some thing or event which is to be accounted for; specifically, the making clear by reasoning how certain observed or admitted facts may have been brought about by the action of known principles, if a certain supposition is allowed; the unification of a confused mass of facts, by means of a single known or supposed fact from which they would all necessarily or probably result. noun

That which is adduced as explaining or seeming to explain; specifically, a meaning or interpretation assigned; the sense given by an expounder or interpreter. noun

An inquiry into language used, actions, or motives, with a view to adjust a misunderstanding and reconcile differences; hence, reconciliation or reëstablishment of good understanding between persons who have been at variance. noun

Synonyms Explication, elucidation, description. noun

The act of explaining, expounding, or interpreting; the act of clearing from obscurity and making intelligible. noun

That which explains or makes clear. noun

The meaning attributed to anything by one who explains it; definition; interpretation; sense. noun

A mutual exposition of terms, meaning, or motives, with a view to adjust a misunderstanding, and reconcile differences; reconciliation; agreement. noun

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