1 make palin and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of physics to his students" [syn: explicate]
2 define; "The committe explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean"
3 serve as a reason or cause or justification of; "Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work"; "Her recent divorce amy explain her reluctance to date again" [syn: excuse]
- /ɛkˈspleɪn/, /ɪkˈspleɪn/
- Rhymes: -eɪn
- To make flat, smooth out.
- To unfold or make visible.
- To give a sufficiently detailed report about (a) the reason for something, about why something happened, about a causal chain of events; about (b) how something works, about how elements in a system interact; about (c) how to do something, about the steps which need to be accomplished in order to accomplish a certain goal.
- To give a valid excuse for some past behavior.
- Catalan: explicar
- Chinese: 解釋, 解释
- Czech: vysvětlit
- Dutch: uitleggen, verklaren
- Finnish: selittää
- French: expliquer
- German: erklären, erläutern
- Greek: εξηγήσει
- Italian: spiegare
- Japanese: 説明する (setsumei-suru)
- Korean: 설명하다 (seolmyeonghada)
- Kurdish: şirove kirin, îzah kirin, fesîh kirin, zelal kirin, ron kirin, şayesandin, şayes kirin, şayes dan, sêwer kirin, bas kirin, qal kirin, vegotin, derbirin, wesf dan, saloxandin, salox kirin, teswîr kirin, tesewir kirin
- Portuguese: explicar, explanar
- Romanian: explica
- Russian: объяснить
- Slovene: pojasniti
- Spanish: explicar
- Swedish: förklara
- Telugu: వివరించు (vivariMchu)
- Czech: vysvětlit
- Dutch: verklaren
- Finnish: selittää
- German: erklären
- Korean: 변명하다 (byeonmyeonghada)
An explanation is a description which clarify causes, context, and consequences of a certain object, and a phenomenon such as a process, a state of affairs. This description may establish rules or laws, and may clarify the existing ones in relation to an object, and a phenomenon examined. The components of an explanation can be implicit, and be interwoven with one another.
An explanation is often underpinned by an understanding that is represented by different media such as music, text, and graphics. Thus, an explanation is subjected to interpretation, and discussion.
In scientific research, explanation is one of the purposes of research, e.g.,exploration and description. Explanation is a way to uncover new knowledge,and to report relationships among different aspects of studied phenomena.
Some types of explanations are:
explain in Bulgarian: Обяснение
explain in German: Erklärung
explain in Spanish: Explicación
explain in French: Explication
explain in Galician: Explicación
explain in Dutch: Verklaring (wetenschap)
explain in Norwegian: Forklaring
explain in Slovak: Vysvetlenie
explain in Finnish: Selittäminen
explain in Turkish: Açıklama
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