Definitions for explanation

Definitions for (noun) explanation

Main entry: explanation

Definition: thought that makes something comprehensible

Main entry: explanation, account

Definition: a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

Usage: the explanation was very simple; I expected a brief account

Main entry: explanation

Definition: the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible

Usage: I heard his explanation of the accident

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