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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. Shahriar Alam:

    There was no explanation from Islamabad, they could not cite any valid reason when they asked the Bangladesh High Commission to send back the counsellor.

  2. John Lott:

    The explanation is simple: while you might take some guns away from criminals, if you primarily have law-abiding people obeying the ban, you mainly disarm law-abiding people and make it easier for criminals to commit crime.

  3. Marshall Burke:

    That to us suggests at least there's a plausible biological linkage between temperature, thermal regulation and how the brain regulates its own emotion, to us, a physiological explanation like this better fits our data because we find such a remarkably consistent relationship across all socioeconomic groups in the US.

  4. Rebecca Morton:

    I was particularly upset by the use of the phrase ‘showing flesh’ by two individual university officials as an explanation for why I was not allowed in, fortunately that phrase doesn’t appear in the dress code, but it and similar phrases have on several occasions that I know of, been offered as the reason for barring entry to female students.

  5. Natalya Sindeyeva:

    If it's not in the business interests (of cable networks) to cut off Dozhd, then what other reason can it be? There can be no explanation other than the political one.


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