Associations to the word «Explanation»


EXPLANATION, noun. The act or process of explaining.
EXPLANATION, noun. Something that explains, makes understandable.
EXPLANATION, noun. (euphemistic) An excuse, apologetic justification not based on enough evidence.

Dictionary definition

EXPLANATION, noun. 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".
EXPLANATION, noun. Thought that makes something comprehensible.
EXPLANATION, noun. The act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible; "I heard his explanation of the accident".

Wise words

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.