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Definition of Explanation


  1. 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.
  2. That which explains or makes clear; as, a satisfactory explanation.
  3. The meaning attributed to anything by one who explains it; definition; interpretation; sense.
  4. 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.
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Explanation Translations

explanation in Afrikaans is verduideliking
explanation in Danish is forklaring
explanation in Dutch is toelichting, explicatie
explanation in Italian is definizione, interpretazione, spiegazione
explanation in Latin is explicatus
explanation in Norwegian is forklaring