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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·pla·na·tion /ˌɛkspləˈneʃən/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pla·na·tion n.
 1. 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.
 2. That which explains or makes clear; as, a satisfactory explanation.
 3. The meaning attributed to anything by one who explains it; definition; interpretation; sense.
    Different explanations [of the Trinity].   --Bp. Burnet.
 4. A mutual exposition of terms, meaning, or motives, with a view to adjust a misunderstanding, and reconcile differences; reconciliation; agreement; as, to come to an explanation.
 Syn: -- Definition; description; explication; exposition; interpretation; detail. See Definition.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: account]
      2: thought that makes something comprehensible
      3: the act of explaining; making something plain or
         intelligible; "I heard his explanation of the accident"