non·​ex·​plan·​a·​tory ˌnän-ik-ˈspla-nə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce nonexplanatory (audio)
: not serving to explain : not explanatory
a nonexplanatory statement
… fortifies the play's themes in nonexplanatory, purely visual terms …Laurie Winer

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonexplanatory was in 1901

Dictionary Entries Near nonexplanatory

Cite this Entry

“Nonexplanatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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