explication de texte

noun
ex·pli·ca·tion de texte | \ ek-splē-kä-syōⁿ-də-ˈtekst \
plural explications de texte\ek-splē-kä-syōⁿ-də-ˈtekst \

Definition of explication de texte 

: a method of literary criticism involving a detailed analysis of a work

First Known Use of explication de texte

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for explication de texte

French, literally, explanation of text

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