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Explanation (IPA: /ˌɛkspɫəˈneɪʃən/)


Explanation (n.)

The act of explaining, expounding, or interpreting; the act of clearing from obscurity and making intelligible; as, the explanation of a passage in Scripture, or of a contract or treaty.

Explanation (n.)

That which explains or makes clear; as, a satisfactory explanation.

Explanation (n.)

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

Explanation (n.)

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

Explanation

Set of statements constructed to describe a set of facts

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A good yarn, an offbeat tale, a bloodcurdling ghost story -- they need no explanation or excuse for the telling!" - C. B. Colby

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Claude Litter: (having listened to Nick's explanation of his website) Do I care?" - The Apprentice (UK)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Every explanation is after all an hypothesis." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Example Sentence (Quote)

" For those who believe, no explanation is necessary; for those who do not believe, no explanation is possible." - Belief

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist." - Madeleine L'Engle


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