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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.
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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"
thought that makes something comprehensible
the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible
"I heard his explanation of the accident"
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
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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.
I am not a determinist but I don't believe in chance either. It serves as another 'explanation' of the world....
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?
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.
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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- оправдание, обяснениеBulgarian
- explicacióCatalan, Valencian
- Ausführung, Erklärung, ErläuterungGerman
- εξήγηση, δικαιολογίαGreek
- selittäminen, selitysFinnish
- soilleireachadh, mìneachadhScottish Gaelic
- uitleg, verklaring, toelichting, uitvluchtDutch
- explicação, explanaçãoPortuguese
- explicație, explicareRomanian
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