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Explanation meaning

explanation - 6 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. That which explains or makes clear; as, a satisfactory explanation.
  3. 3. The meaning attributed to anything by one who explains it; definition; interpretation; sense.
  4. 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.
  5. 5. Act of explaining; interpretation; mutual understanding.
  6. 6. Explanatery.

explanation - examples of usage

  1. The explanation was a short one. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He knew that Ruth would need no further explanation. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. No explanation of anything?" - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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