Simple Definition of explanatory
: made or included in order to explain something
Examples of explanatory in a sentence
There are explanatory notes at the front of the book.
<the explanatory section has as its heading “What the New Tax Changes Mean”>
First Known Use of explanatory
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EXPLANATORY Defined for Kids
Definition of explanatory for Students
: giving explanation <explanatory notes>
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