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Noun: explanation  ,ek-splu'ney-shun
  1. A statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure, operation or circumstances etc.
    "the explanation was very simple";
    - account
  2. Thought that makes something comprehensible
  3. The act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible
    "I heard his explanation of the accident"

Derived forms: explanations

Type of: cerebration, intellection, mentation, speech act, statement, thinking, thought, thought process

Encyclopedia: Explanation