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explanatory

adjective ex·plan·a·to·ry \ik-ˈspla-nə-ˌtr-ē\

: made or included in order to explain something

Full Definition of EXPLANATORY

:  serving to explain <explanatory notes>
ex·plan·a·to·ri·ly \-ˌspla-nə-ˈtr-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of EXPLANATORY

  1. There are explanatory notes at the front of the book.
  2. <the explanatory section has as its heading What the New Tax Changes Mean>

First Known Use of EXPLANATORY

1618
EXPLANATORY Defined for Kids

explanatory

adjective ex·plan·a·to·ry \ik-ˈspla-nə-ˌtr-ē\

Definition of EXPLANATORY for Kids

:  giving explanation <explanatory notes>

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