explicandum

noun ex·pli·can·dum \ ˌekspləˈkandəm \

Definition of explicandum

plural explicanda \-də\
: a word or an expression whose meaning is to be explicated used chiefly in philosophy contrasted with explicans

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Origin and Etymology of explicandum

New Latin, from Latin, neuter of explicandus, gerundive of explicare to explicate


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