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Explanation

Synonyms for explanation:

Sense 1

basis, cause, instruction, notes, extenuation, explanatory, enlightenment, annotation, alibi, declaration, rationalization, enucleation, thesis, interpretive, interpretative.

Sense 2

contention, preamble, theory, principle, expression, demonstration.

Sense 3

illumination, construction, law, rationale, illustration.

Sense 4

outline.

Sense 5

gloss.

Sense 7

reason.

clarification

explication.

digest

paraphrase.

excuse

apology.

exposition

clarification.

illustration

elaboration.

solution

solvent.

theory

hypothesis.

Other synonyms and related words:

contention, alibi, theory, declaration, gloss, enlightenment, cause, score, exposition, invoice, business relationship, basis, illustration, history, chronicle, rationalization, hypothesis, principle, preface, clarification, explanatory, bill, account statement, extenuation, annotation, semantics, demonstration, apology, news report, argument, explication, illumination, vindication, expression, enucleation, construction, interpretive, accounting, elaboration, write up, notes, interpretative, story, reason, account, report, paraphrase, rationale, exegesis.

Sense 1 (noun)

demonstration, outline, explication, clarification, theory, elaboration, instruction, principle.

Sense 2 (noun)

annotation, exegesis, apology, rationalization, rationale, illustration, alibi, gloss, reason.

Sense 3 (noun)

construction, enucleation, illumination.

account (noun)

rationalization, history.

answer (noun)

counterclaim, reply, replication, acknowledgment, riposte, rejoinder, excuse, surrebuttal, counter-reply, retort, rebuttal, return, response, counter-statement, counter-accusation, countercharge, echo, answer, comeback.

clarification; reason (noun)

definition, excuse, explication, elucidation, history, significance, description, expression, meaning, gloss, justification, answer, story, commentary, interpretation, report, exposition, annotation, vindication, comment, demonstration, account, rendition, illustration, cause.

communication (noun)

account.

contention (noun)

thesis.

defense (noun)

vindication.

explanation (noun)

account.

interpretation (noun)

decipherment, condensation, transcription, exegesis, interpretation, comment, restatement, version, commentary, elucidation, decoding, Paraphrasing, translation, facsimile, rendition, rephrasing, analysis.

introduction (noun)

preface.

meaning (noun)

indication, thrust, crux, subject, pith, intent, relevance, message, definition, point, semantics, significance, denotation, connotation, tenor, meaning, description, implication, gist, drift, topic, purpose, upshot.

plea (noun)

entreaty, appeal, plea, suit, petition.

reason (noun)

whys and wherefores.

response (noun)

defense, objection, refutation, reaction, justification, denial.

verbalization (noun)

expression.

Usage examples for explanation:

  • The explanation for this is simple. - "A Cursory History of Swearing", Julian Sharman.
  • When Fandor had finished his explanation Juve seized him by the hand. - "A Royal Prisoner", Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain.
  • The fellow seemed annoyed, and so I told him he might send to our house in an hour for an explanation. - "Saracinesca", F. Marion Crawford.

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