Synonyms of 'explanation'
the reason or reasons why a particular event or situation happenedThe president has given no explanation for his behaviour.
I hope you have a good reason for your behaviour.
I became more aware of the symbols and their meanings.
There is obvious cause for concern.
When he was younger he had a bit more sense.
Simply marking an answer wrong will not help the student.
I gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
There is no excuse for what he did.
Police have ruled out robbery as a motive for the killing.
I knew there was no justification for what I was doing.
He called the success a vindication of his party's economic policy.
In mitigation, the offences were at the lower end of the scale.
the why and wherefore
a detailed account or descriptionhis lucid explanation of the mysteries of cricket
He gave a description of the surgery he was about to perform.
a full report of what happened here tonight
There is no general agreement on a standard definition of sanity.
demonstration, , ,
a cookery demonstration
the interpretation of the scriptures
These figures are an illustration of the country's dynamism.
I have written to the union asking for clarification of my position.
Her speech was an exposition of her beliefs in freedom and justice.
his explication of the major concepts of modern physics
a work devoted to the elucidation of James Joyce's greatest novel
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in the sense of account
a report or descriptionI gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
in the sense of answer
a solution to a problemSimply marking an answer wrong will not help the student.
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