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
Her bosses, ultimately, had a different explanation.
But a more likely explanation is slightly less appetizing.
Does the explanation make perfect scientific sense?
That's a real choice that many people make, and it should be respected because no one owes any explanation about their identity.
That’s one of two explanations for Sunday’s run-scoring orgy.
But that explanation didn’t satisfy University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) evolutionary biologist Joshua Plotkin.
The employment report offers one possible explanation.
One explanation for the growth of misinformation is the way people are exposed to — and consume — news today.
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First Known Use of explanation
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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