explanans

noun
ex·​pla·​nans | \ ekˈsplāˌnanz \
plural explanantia\ ˌekspləˈnanchēə \

Definition of explanans

: the meaning of a word or an expression used chiefly in philosophy contrasted with explanandum

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History and Etymology for explanans

New Latin, from Latin, present participle of explanare

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“Explanans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/explanans. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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