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Synonyms for explanation
ˌɛk spləˈneɪ ʃənex·pla·na·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. explanationnoun

    The act or process of explaining

    The explanation was long and drawn-out.

    Synonyms:
    clarification, elucidation, elaboration

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. explanation

    A definition is exact, an explanation general; a definition is formal, a description pictorial. A definition must include all that belongs to the object defined, and exclude all that does not; a description may include only some general features; an explanation may simply throw light upon some point of special difficulty. An exposition undertakes to state more fully what is compactly given or only implied in the text; as, an exposition of Scripture. Interpretation is ordinarily from one language into another, or from the language of one period into that of another; it may also be a statement giving the doubtful or hidden meaning of that which is recondite or perplexing; as, the interpretation of a dream, a riddle, or of some difficult passage. Definition, explanation, exposition, and interpretation are ordinarily blended in a commentary, which may also include description. A comment is upon a single passage; a commentary may be the same, but is usually understood to be a volume of comments.

    Synonyms:
    comment, commentary, definition, description, exposition, interpretation, rendering, translation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. explanation

    Synonyms:
    exposition, explication, interpretation, sense, description

    Antonyms:
    mystification, obscuration, confusion, misinterpretation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. explanation, accountnoun

    a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

    "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account"

    Synonyms:
    chronicle, business relationship, score, story, invoice, report, write up, history, account, accounting, news report, bill, account statement

  2. explanationnoun

    thought that makes something comprehensible

    Synonyms:
    account

  3. explanationnoun

    the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible

    "I heard his explanation of the accident"

    Synonyms:
    account

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Editors Contribution

  1. oracy

    a way of direct address to your audience

    "what pity! thou shalt not have abuseth me with what methinks is an oracy!" a fiercest of replies from oberon

    Submitted by anonymous on February 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. explanationnoun

    Synonyms:
    interpretation, elucidation, illustration, exposition, description, explication, CLAVIS, key

  2. explanationnoun

    Synonyms:
    sense, meaning, acceptation

  3. explanationnoun

    Synonyms:
    mutual understanding

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. explanationnoun

    Synonyms:
    elucidation, exposition, explication, interpretation, solution, deduction, key

    Associated words:
    exegetics, exegesis, hermeneutics

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How to use explanation in a sentence?

  1. Nick Pope:

    None of this detracts from the fact that they provide a valuable service to UFO witnesses, with field investigators looking into the sightings, sometimes turning up a conventional explanation and other times simply giving perplexed witnesses someone with whom to engage.

  2. René Magritte:

    I am not a determinist but I don't believe in chance either. It serves as another 'explanation' of the world....

  3. Brennan Appel:

    I thought that it had to be a mistake, how could something like this happen when you've been with a bank since 2002 and you've had such a great relationship? With no explanation as to what you did wrong, you can only make assumptions. I'm running a legal business. I'm not doing anything wrong. I'm following the laws so why are my accounts being closed like this for absolutely, in my opinion, no reason?

  4. Peter Ruecker:

    I'm just speechless. I don't have any explanation for this. Knowing Andreas, this is just inconceivable for me, andreas was a very nice young man who got his training here and was a member of the club.

  5. James P. Hogan:

    Scientists are the easiest to fool. They think in straight, predictable, directable, and therefore misdirectable, lines. The only world they know is the one where everything has a logical explanation and things are what they appear to be. Children and conjurors - they terrify me. Scientists are no problem against them I feel quite confident.

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