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Definition of Explanation

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.

Explanation Quotations

When you're a liar, a person of low moral fortitude, really any explanation you need to be true can be true. Especially if you're smart enough. You can figure out a way to justify anything.
Samuel Witwer

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Thomas Aquinas

Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
Anais Nin

I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.
Paulo Coelho

An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
C. S. Lewis
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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

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