explanandum

noun

ex·​pla·​nan·​dum
ˌekspləˈnandəm
plural explananda
-də
: a word or an expression whose meaning is to be explained
used chiefly in philosophy
contrasted with explanans

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, neuter of explanandus, gerundive of explanare to explain, make plain or clear

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“Explanandum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/explanandum. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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