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 test of accountability, however, has stalled without explanation.
Butts was put to death after the U.S. Supreme Court, without explanation, denied his final appeal.
William Cullen Bryant disparages it, without explanation.
But the next day, the representative who sponsored it, Bob Herron of Bethel, withdrew the Quintillion proposal without any explanation.
Starr had suddenly terminated former Law Director Peter Hull's employment Jan. 31 without explanation.
Then the bomb went off: Noah cancelled without explanation just 18 days before the benefit, throwing the organization into a panic.
In late March, the school board placed Dahman on leave without public explanation.
The semiofficial Fars news agency initially said that three were members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, but the report was later withdrawn without explanation.
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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
- “Nothin' happened,” said Stacey in explanation …
- —Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder
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