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
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.
When giant CGI explosions aren't bloodlessly scattering humans like feathers from a busted pillow, the movie is nothing but overheated explanation.
Rippy Morales coached in 2015, departing without explanation.
Perhaps Cleveland-Lloyd represents just another slice of regular Jurassic life rather than something unusual that requires special explanation.
The boundary of a vanished sea was the standard explanation.
The SEC requested UK submit a detailed plan for how to prevent similar violations from occurring in the future, including an explanation of athletics role in the certification decisions by Feb. 1, 2017.
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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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