Explicator



[ek-spli-keyt] /ˈɛk splɪˌkeɪt/

verb (used with object), explicated, explicating.
1.
to make plain or clear; explain; interpret.
2.
to develop (a principle, theory, etc.).
/ˈɛksplɪˌkeɪt/
verb (transitive) (formal)
1.
to make clear or explicit; explain
2.
to formulate or develop (a theory, hypothesis, etc)
v.

1530s, from Latin explicatus, past participle of explicare “unfold, unravel, explain” (see explicit).

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