Simple Definition of explanation
: the act or process of making something clear or easy to understand : the act or process of telling, showing, or being the reason for or cause of something
: something (such as a statement or fact) that explains something
Examples of explanation in a sentence
The professor's explanation was that the poem is really a parody.
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Definition of explanation for Students
1 : the act or process of making clear or giving reasons for <“Nothin' happened,” said Stacey in explanation … — Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder>
2 : a statement that makes something clear or gives reasons for something
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