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explanation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of explanation

  1. 1 a statement that makes something clear <an explanation of photosynthesis that most museum visitors will be able to understand> Synonyms clarification, construction, elucidation, exegesis, explication, exposition, illumination, illustration, interpretation, road map Related Words paraphrase, 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

  2. 2 a statement given to explain a belief or act <when questioned by authorities, the students were at a loss for an explanation for their senseless vandalism> Synonyms account, accounting, argument, case, reason, rationaleRelated Words alibi, apologia, apology, defense, excuse, justification, vindication; appeal, plea; guise, pretense (or pretence), pretext, rationalization



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