by way of explanation

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Definition of by way of explanation

: as a reason or reasons The company offered little by way of explanation for the delays.

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“By way of explanation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20way%20of%20explanation. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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