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.
That which explains or makes clear; as, a satisfactory explanation.
The meaning attributed to anything by one who explains it; definition; interpretation; sense.
(EX·pla·NA·tion). In the sense of scientific explanation the explaining of observable phenomena, by the testing of theory in the form of hypotheses against the real world, to clarify existing scientific theory and make scientific understanding of the phenomena more certain.
the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible; "I heard his explanation of the accident"
a deductive argument, (i
an attempt at making a term, concept, process, or proposal clear and intelligible
an attempt by an ES to clarify its reasoning, recommendations, or other actions (e
a telling response simply if it favors the occurrence of the state of affairs to be explained
a type of argument, with sentences expressing laws of nature occurring essentially in the premises, and the phenomenon to be explained as the conclusion
Also theory and explanatory hypothesis. A statement that enables us both to predict and to better understand the cause of that which it explains.
Explains and clarifies the nature and purpose of the main points of a speech. Two effective ways to explain are by definition and analogy.