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1. explanation

noun. ['ˌɛkspləˈneɪʃən'] a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc..

Synonyms

  • justification
  • definition
  • simplification
  • explicandum
  • explanandum
  • derivation
  • gloss
  • accounting
  • rubric
  • reason
  • walk-through
  • exposition
  • statement
  • interpretation
  • explanans
  • deriving
  • explication
  • etymologizing

Antonyms

  • genuine
  • legitimate
  • right
  • superior

Etymology

  • explanatio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Explanation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

How do you spell explanation? Is it explination ?

A common misspelling of explanation is explination

Example sentences of the word explanation


1. Noun, singular or mass
The first step in writing a proposal is to provide a clear explanation of the purpose of the project.

Quotes containing the word explanation


1. If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
- C.S. Lewis

2. Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
- Anais Nin

3. Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters.
- Jesse Jackson

2. explanation

noun. ['ˌɛkspləˈneɪʃən'] thought that makes something comprehensible.

Synonyms

  • groundwork
  • rationalisation
  • rendering
  • thought process
  • cerebration
  • cornerstone
  • intellection
  • fundament
  • rendition
  • interpreting
  • base
  • theory
  • rationale
  • basis
  • thought
  • principle
  • foundation
  • interpretation
  • key
  • thinking
  • mentation

Antonyms

  • divergent thinking
  • convergent thinking
  • outfield
  • noble

Etymology

  • explanatio (Latin)

3. explanation

noun. ['ˌɛkspləˈneɪʃən'] the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible.

Synonyms

  • elucidation
  • speech act

Antonyms

  • atomism
  • misconception
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • explanatio (Latin)
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