Definition of 'explanation'
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There is something paradoxically comforting to liberals about such an explanation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also said that providers must give a clear explanation of the early withdrawal charge. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Keep explanations simple if you want an official green light. The Sun (2017)The simplest explanation would be that anxious men tend to smoke and drink more and look after themselves less. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is so the employee can provide explanations - if there are any. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are two likely explanations, one quite exciting and the other extremely exciting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her explanation was given to a Commons committee last month. The Sun (2016)Less dramatic and more likely explanations are possible, too. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Forget about explanations; they'd only end in arguments. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Full explanation at thetimes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a lengthy explanation about the pros and cons. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Now it holds press conferences to provide a fuller explanation of its thinking. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Worse yet is the attempt to impose explanations on what happened. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This makes clarification and explanation nearly impossible. Christianity Today (2000)And the explanation given in the annual report only serves to obscure the picture further. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Scientific medicine looks for explanations of disease processes before attempting to find cures. The Antioxidant Health Plan (1994)Too many clues demand more lucid explanation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is a simple cognitive explanation as to why numbers get blurry after three. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The most likely explanation is that when we fast our body burns stores of fat for energy. The Sun (2014)His family say that the university has not provided an explanation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It gave no further explanation for the delay. The Sun (2014)She wants to move on but is giving me no explanation about what happened. The Sun (2009)It would be foolish to suppose that this was a full explanation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One might have hoped for an attempt at cultural explanation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The researchers think the explanation is simple. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The most likely explanation is simply confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It could only provide lengthy explanations about why it could not put it right. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is of no use to attempt an explanation. The CatalansIdol also provides a plausible explanation as to why so many musicians end up getting so heavily into drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The revised code will include a fuller explanation for consumers of how it works and when it is applied. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This had been given two explanations. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This was a reassuringly lucid explanation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was given no further explanation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Now, a new and very different explanation of the process of evolution has appeared. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)
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Translations for 'explanation'
British English: explanation /ˌɛkspləˈneɪʃən/ NOUN
If you give an explanation, you give reasons why something happened, or describe something in detail.
The parents want an honest explanation of what happened.
- American English: explanation
- Arabic: شَرْح
- Brazilian Portuguese: explicação
- Chinese: 解释
- Croatian: objašenjenje
- Czech: vysvětlení
- Danish: forklaring
- Dutch: uitleg
- European Spanish: explicación aclaración
- Finnish: selitys
- French: explication
- German: Erklärung
- Greek: εξήγηση
- Italian: spiegazione
- Japanese: 説明
- Korean: 설명
- Norwegian: forklaring
- Polish: objaśnienie
- European Portuguese: explicação
- Romanian: explicație
- Russian: объяснение
- Spanish: explicación exposición
- Swedish: förklaring
- Thai: คำอธิบาย
- Turkish: açıklama izah
- Ukrainian: пояснення
- Vietnamese: lời giải thích
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