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Synonyms for explanation
ˌɛk spləˈneɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explanation, account(noun)

    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. explanation(noun)

    thought that makes something comprehensible

    Synonyms:
    account

  3. explanation(noun)

    the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible

    "I heard his explanation of the accident"

    Synonyms:
    account

Wiktionary

  1. explanation(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. explanation(n.)

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

  2. explanation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sense, meaning, acceptation

  3. explanation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mutual understanding

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