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 JIT also rejects Mr Sharif’s explanation of the source of the money used to buy the flats on Park Lane.
Still, the prosecutor noted, Suh is guilty of the premeditated murder of an innocent, unarmed man, and his explanation that his sister made him do it, as well as other details of his family history, are fantastical at best.
The presumptive explanation is that the noncaffeine components of coffee exert beneficial effects, and fast metabolizers clear caffeine quickly enough to avoid harm from an excessive dose.
For the Louisville newspaper, Elson developed a reputation for her exacting reporting, graceful writing and lucid explanation of complicated issues.
This will give you a full explanation of why Cersei decided to go full Mad Queen.
As in pre-crisis Korea, there’s no shortage of dismissive explanations for why China’s debt bomb won’t explode like all the others: The debt is mainly domestic, making the country less susceptible to the outside shocks that brought down Korea.
No tests, no explanations—just birth control pills shoved in my face.
But none of the potential alternate explanations seem any more suitable, said Volk.
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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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