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explanation

ex·pla·na·tion

explanation

 
 
pronunciation:
ek spl neI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, process, or result of explaining.
synonyms:
accounting, elucidation, interpretation
similar words:
case, clarification, demonstration, excuse, exposition, solution
definition 2: an interpretation.
synonyms:
analysis, interpretation
similar words:
account, construe, opinion, translation, understanding, version
definition 3: a clarification or justification, often of behavior, that is aimed at bringing two persons or sides together.
synonyms:
defense, excuse, justification
similar words:
clarification, reason, warrant