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Dictionary definition for: Explanation

1. (n) a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple" "I expected a brief account"

2. (n) thought that makes something comprehensible

3. (n) the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible; "I heard his explanation of the accident"

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