Explanation



[ek-spluh-ney-shuh n] /ˌɛk spləˈneɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act or process of .
2.
something that ; a statement made to clarify something and make it understandable; exposition:
an explanation of a poem.
3.
a meaning or interpretation:
to find an explanation for a mystery.
4.
a mutual declaration of the meaning of words spoken, actions, motives, etc., with a view to adjusting a misunderstanding or reconciling differences:
After a long and emotional explanation they were friends again.
/ˌɛkspləˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of explaining
2.
a statement or occurrence that explains
3.
a clarification of disputed terms or points; reconciliation
n.

late 14c., from Latin explanationem (nominative explanatio), noun of action from past participle stem of explanare “to make plain or clear, explain,” literally “make level, flatten,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + planus “flat” (see plane (n.1)).

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