Examples of explanation in a Sentence
The professor's explanation was that the poem is really a parody.
an explanation of photosynthesis that most museum visitors will be able to understand
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Days before three scientists were scheduled to discuss the effects of climate change, the E.P.A. abruptly canceled the talks without explanation.
Jurich has lost his job without a clear and coherent explanation.
Carrera, who argued many of the petition's 4,368 signatures were illegible, filed a motion with Orr's office on Aug. 31 to withdraw her challenge without explanation.
As the enthusiastic explanations that follow suggest, nostalgia just might be the glue that holds fashion together.
There were plenty of explanations for the stumbles down the stretch.
Part of the explanation may be that the promise of change at the hands of a pro-business president is enough to keep companies and investors buying.
Part of the explanation for this stems from the recent rise of social media as a pervasive force in American society.
In a paper published online this week on the preprint server bioRxiv, a group of six geneticists, developmental biologists, and stem cell researchers offers alternative explanations for the results.
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Synonymsclarification, construction, elucidation, exegesis, explication, exposition, illumination, illustration, interpretation, road map
Related Wordsparaphrase, restatement, translation; annotation, comment, commentary, epexegesis, gloss; deciphering, decoding; disentanglement, unscrambling; analysis; edification, enlightenment; definition, meaning; demonstration, enactment; justification, rationale, rationalization, reasoning; caution, caveat, warning
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- “Nothin' happened,” said Stacey in explanation …
- —Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder
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