Definition of explaination
1. explanation [ n ] a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
Examples: "the explanation was very simple" "I expected a brief account"
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
All_of the jackets carry a fairly technical and detailed explanation of this new recording program .
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
This is not to say that the only explanation of the present infatuation with Norman_Vincent_Peale 's `` cult of reassurance '' or the other types of a purely cultural Christianity is the ever-present need for a demythologized gospel .
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
I am certainly not adequately trained to describe or enlarge on human fears , but there are certain features of the fears dispelled by scientific explanations that stand_out quite clearly .
Even in domains where detailed and predictive understanding is still lacking , but where some explanations are possible , as with lightning and weather and earthquakes , the appropriate kind of human_action has been more adequately indicated .
Apparently the population as_a_whole eventually acquires enough confidence in the explanations of the scientists to modify its procedures and its fears .Synonyms account explanation Related Terms statement reason definition justification interpretation deriving accounting exposition explication gloss walk-through simplification explanans explanandum report
2. explanation [ n ] thought that makes something comprehensibleUsed in print:
(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)
Welmers has suggested one explanation .
A second explanation is suggested by the material described in Rowlands ' paper .
(Allan J. Braff and Roger F. Miller, "Wage-Price...)
Wage price policies of industry are the result of a complex of forces - no single explanation has been found which applies to all cases .
While there may be several such industries to which the model of this paper is applicable , the authors make particular claim of relevance to the explanation of the course of wages and prices in the steel industry of the United_States since World_War_2 , .
Indeed , the apparent stiffening of the industry 's attitude in the recent steel strike has a direct explanation in_terms_of the model here presented .Synonyms explanation Related Terms thinking theory key rationale interpretation rationalization natural_history basis
3. explanation [ n ] the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible
Examples: "I heard his explanation of the accident"
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