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The first rule of world-building is available physics, which basically means that if you want it to feel real, it has to follow the same rules as this world, from gravity to how human behaviour works. If you have a fantasy element that doesn't obey the laws of physics, make sure that it has a fantasy explanation.
Trudi Canavan

Meaning of "explanation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EXPLANATION

explanation  [ˌɛkspləˈneɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXPLANATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Explanation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EXPLANATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Explanation

An explanation is a set of statements constructed to describe a set of facts which clarifies the causes, context, and consequences of those facts. This description may establish rules or laws, and may clarify the existing ones in relation to any objects, or phenomena 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 several "purposes" for empirical research. Explanation is a way to uncover new knowledge, and to report relationships among different aspects of studied phenomena. Explanation attempts to answer the "why" question. Explanations have varied explanatory power. The formal hypothesis is the theoretical tool used to verify explanation in empirical research.

Definition of explanation in the English dictionary

The first definition of explanation in the dictionary is the act or process of explaining. Other definition of explanation is a statement or occurrence that explains. Explanation is also a clarification of disputed terms or points; reconciliation.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXPLANATION


assassination
əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃən
combination
ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən
contamination
kənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃən
coordination
kəʊˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən
designation
ˌdɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən
destination
ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃən
determination
dɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən
discrimination
dɪˌskrɪmɪˈneɪʃən
domination
ˌdɒmɪˈneɪʃən
donation
dəʊˈneɪʃən
elimination
ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃən
examination
ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən
illumination
ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃən
imagination
ɪˌmædʒɪˈneɪʃən
nation
ˈneɪʃən
nomination
ˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃən
origination
ɒˌrɪdʒɪˈneɪʃən
resignation
ˌrɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən
termination
ˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən
vaccination
ˌvæksɪˈneɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXPLANATION

explain
explain away
explainable
explainer
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explantation
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explicable
explicably
explicate
explication
explication de texte
explications de texte
explicative

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXPLANATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation
federation
formation

Synonyms and antonyms of explanation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXPLANATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «explanation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of explanation

Translation of «explanation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXPLANATION

Find out the translation of explanation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of explanation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «explanation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

解释
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

explicación
570 millions of speakers

English

explanation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्पष्टीकरण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَرْح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

объяснение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

explicação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যাখ্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

explication
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penjelasan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erklärung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

説明
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

설명
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Panjelasan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lời giải thích
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விளக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पष्टीकरण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

açıklama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spiegazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

objaśnienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пояснення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

explicație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξήγηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verduideliking
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förklaring
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forklaring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of explanation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXPLANATION»

The term «explanation» is very widely used and occupies the 7.237 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXPLANATION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about explanation

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10 QUOTES WITH «EXPLANATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word explanation.
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Eben Alexander
There is no scientific explanation for the fact that while my body lay in coma, my mind - my conscious, inner self - was alive and well.
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Thomas Aquinas
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
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Charles Babbage
The difference between a tool and a machine is not capable of very precise distinction; nor is it necessary, in a popular explanation of those terms, to limit very strictly their acceptation.
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Bruce Barton
The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.
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Robert Foster Bennett
Stupidity trumps Machiavelli almost every time when you are looking for an explanation.
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Harry Browne
You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles - events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily.
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Sabrina Bryan
Friendship is the complete explanation of what a Cheetah Girl is - if you have that true friendship, you can conquer anything you want.
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Alafair Burke
Just as I know the usual rules of law enforcement, I also know the exceptions and invoke those frequently. I don't feel a need to bog the reader down with an explanation of why the procedures are realistic, as long as I know that there is, in fact, an explanation.
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Trudi Canavan
The first rule of world-building is available physics, which basically means that if you want it to feel real, it has to follow the same rules as this world, from gravity to how human behaviour works. If you have a fantasy element that doesn't obey the laws of physics, make sure that it has a fantasy explanation.
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Gail Collins
I kind of think that if you show conspiracy theorists a photo of the dead Bin Laden they will come up with an explanation for why it's really a Photoshopped picture of Bin Laden asleep. Or his dead cousin Fred. Donald Trump apparently believes that Bin Laden is dead, so that ought to be enough for the Middle East.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXPLANATION»

Discover the use of explanation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to explanation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and ...
The Art of Explanation is your invitation to become an explanation specialist and see why explanation is now a fundamental skill for professionals. Become an explanation specialist You've done the hard work.
Lee LeFever, 2012
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Explanation and Understanding
He suggested that human action could not be explained causally by scientific or 'natural' laws, but had to be understood 'intentionally'—a concept connected with wants and beliefs developed in a social and cultural context."—Daily ...
Georg Henrik von Wright, 2004
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The Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and ...
The Art of Explanation is your invitation to become an explanation specialist and see why explanation is now a fundamental skill for professionals. Become an explanation specialist You've done the hard work.
Lee LeFever, 2012
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Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance
In this main essay of this book, Wesley Salmon offers a solution to scientific explanation based on the concept of statistical relevance (the S-R model). In this vein, the other two essays herein discuss “Statistical Relevance vs.
Wesley C. Salmon, 1971
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A Fuller Explanation
Edmondson clarifies Buckminster Fuller's synergetic geometry in conventional language and mathematics and illuminates his effort to employ synergetics as a strategy for human survival.
Amy Edmondson, 2007
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Inference to the Best Explanation
This publication is an unrivalled exposition of a theory of particular interest to students both of epistemology and the philosophy of science.
Peter Lipton, 2004
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The Nature of Explanation
In his only complete work of any length, Kenneth Craik considers thought as a term for the conscious working of a highly complex machine.
K. J. W. Craik, 1967
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Explanation and Cognition
These essays draw on work in the history and philosophy of science, the philosophy ofmind and language, the development of concepts in children, conceptual change in adults, andreasoning in human and artificial systems.
Frank C. Keil, Robert Andrew Wilson, 2000
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The Explanation of Social Action
The Explanation of Social Action is a critique of the conventional understanding of methods of explanation in the social sciences.
John Levi Martin, 2011
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Why Love Hurts: A Sociological Explanation
This book does to love what Marx did to commodities: it shows that it is shaped by social relations and institutions and that it circulates in a marketplace of unequal actors.
Eva Illouz, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXPLANATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term explanation is used in the context of the following news items.
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Judge in Irish nanny case calls for baby autopsy explanation
A judge in the case of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy told prosecutors she wants to speak with the attorney for the Massachusetts Medical ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Knox County wants explanation from Rural Metro
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- In the letter from Knox County Purchasing Director Hugh Holt to Rural Metro, Holt asks for an explanation and a ... «Local 8 Now, Jul 15»
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Trooper: Driver has no explanation for I-75 crash
“She couldn't give me an explanation,” Patenaude said, of how the woman crashed her white Ford Escape. The driver was taken to Miami ... «WHIO, Jul 15»
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Editorial: El Paso city government owes full explanation on botched …
That's not an acceptable explanation. Leeser sits on the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization, which reviews funding requests. «El Paso Times, Jul 15»
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Suicide cries out for explanation of the inexplicable
Those of us who remain living, however, will never find an explanation that brings us any real measure of peace. It simply should never have ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
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Migraine, Heart Disease Link: No Genetic Explanation
The link between migraine and heart disease cannot be explained by known shared gene variations, a new study shows. "The results do not ... «Medscape, Jul 15»
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Ubisoft's Explanation for Digital Console Games Costing More than …
In a post-earnings call Q&A session, Ubisoft offered something of an explanation, at least for their own titles. "Digital is more reactive than what ... «NZGamer.com, Jul 15»
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NYSE Explanation For Outage
"On Tuesday evening, the NYSE began the rollout of a software release in preparation for the July 11 industry test of the upcoming SIP ... «Benzinga, Jul 15»
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Tigers' Kinsler has no explanation for 'frustrating' first half
It's just been, for want of a better explanation, the damnedest season for him thus far. "It's been – weird. For sure," he said. Twitter @cmccosky. «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
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Jackley releases explanation for medical marijuana measure
PIERRE – Attorney General Marty Jackley has released an explanation for an initiated measure to legalize the possession of 1 ounce or less of ... «Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Jul 15»

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