explanation: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ek"splu-nā'shun), [key]
- the act or process of explaining.
- something that explains; a statement made to clarify something and make it understandable; exposition: an explanation of a poem.
- a meaning or interpretation: to find an explanation for a mystery.
- a mutual declaration of the meaning of words spoken, actions, motives, etc., with a view to adjusting a misunderstanding or reconciling differences: After a long and emotional explanation they were friends again.
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