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
Recent Examples of explanation from the Web
The lack of African American general managers in 21st-century baseball has many explanations, beginning with the declining involvement of black people at all levels of the sport.
Labor Shortage Other analysts echoed that explanation.
A lawyer for 32-year-old Sreynuon Lunn tells The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/2qEtEgy ) his client was released without explanation May 25 from a Boston jail, where he’d been held since Feb. 6 on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
No explanation was given for the Tweet and no correction was immediately issued.
But in May, the church rejected the business’ offer without explanation, according to Liza Valencia, owner of the Bonita school which is looking to expand.
The claim put the death toll at 32, but there was no immediate explanation for the discrepancy.
Metro and D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s office declined to comment or offer an explanation for the dismissals, citing the ongoing litigation.
The judge denied Warren’s request without explanation.
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First Known Use of explanation
EXPLANATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of explanation for English Language Learners
: the act or process of making something clear or easy to understand : the act or process of telling, showing, or being the reason for or cause of something
: something (such as a statement or fact) that explains something
EXPLANATION Defined for Kids
Definition of explanation for Students
1 : the act or process of making clear or giving reasons for “Nothin' happened,” said Stacey in explanation … — Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder
2 : a statement that makes something clear or gives reasons for something
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