HyperDic: explanation

English > 3 senses of the word explanation:
NOUNcommunicationexplanation, accounta statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
cognitionexplanationthought that makes something comprehensible
communicationexplanationthe act of explaining
explanation > pronunciation
Soundseh.ksplahney'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > explanation: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc..
Example"the explanation was very simple"
Synonymaccount
Partsexplanans(logic) statements that explain the explicandum
explicandum, explanandum(logic) a statement of something (a fact or thing or expression) to be explained
NarroweraccountingA convincing explanation that reveals basic causes
definitionA concise explanation of the meaning / meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
deriving, derivation, etymologizing(historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
explicationA detailed explanation of the meaning / meaning of something
expositionAn account that sets forth the meaning / meaning or intent of a writing or discourse
gloss, rubricAn explanation or definition of an obscure / obscure word in a text
interpretationAn explanation that results from interpreting something
justificationA statement in explanation of some action or belief
reasonAn explanation of the cause of some phenomenon
simplificationAn explanation that omits superfluous details and reduces complexity
walk-throughA thorough explanation (usually accompanied by a demonstration) of each step in a procedure or process
BroaderstatementA message that is stated or declared
Spanishexplicación
Catalanexplicació
Verbsexplaindefine
English > explanation: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThought that makes something comprehensible.
Partsbasis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstoneThe fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated / calculated or explained
Narrowerinterpretation, interpreting, rendition, renderingAn explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
keySomething crucial for explaining
rationale, principle(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
rationalization, rationalisationThe cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
theoryA well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world
Broaderthinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentationThe process of using your mind to consider something carefully
Spanishexplicación
Catalanexplicació
English > explanation: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible.
Example"I heard his explanation of the accident"
NarrowerelucidationAn act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
explicationThe act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning / meaning of a word or symbol or expression etc.
Broaderspeech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishexplicación
Verbsexplainmake plain and comprehensible
explainserve as a reason / reason or cause or justification of

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