explanatory explanatory  /ɪks ˈplæ nə ˌtɔ ri/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) serving or intended to explain or make clear

Usage(s):

  1. And note carefully, Hayekian macro DOES NOT claim to be an exclusive explanatory strategy -- it embraces multiple causation in the current crisis, it plays well with.
  2. Instead, it aims to use Zarqawi as an explanatory device for the ongoing violence.
  3. Some evangelical consultants urged Gibson to add explanatory verses of Scripture at the end of The Passion.

News

  1. First Looks: Cooler Master Duo Stand and Dock for iPad and iPhone

    Available only at Apple Stores, Cooler Master's Duo Stand and Dock for iPad and iPhone ($50) has a rather self-explanatory title. This set of nesting accessories is made from aluminum, rubber, and plastic. The stand is a heavy piece of curled metal that can hold a tablet at only one angle, but in either portrait or landscape orientation. Rubber coats the metal to protect the tablet from scratch ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: iLounge

  2. Mum's the word on Hossa amid NHL's injury culture

    BOSTON (AP) - Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville didn't want to talk about the injury that forced him to scratch forward Marian Hossa from the Stanley Cup finals against the Boston Bruins. And why not? "I think that's self-explanatory," Quenneville said, once again declining to explain the secrecy that is as much ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  3. Mum's the word on Marian Hossa amid NHL's injury culture

    BOSTON — Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville didn't want to talk about the injury that forced him to scratch forward Marian Hossa from the Stanley Cup finals against the Boston Bruins. And why not? "I think that's self-explanatory," Quenneville said, once again declining to explain the secrecy that is as much a part of the NHL culture as playoff beards and Zambonis.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "We had planned to run an explanation of the showcase : in the form of a link on our homepage. Due to a bug, the explanatory link did not appear for most users. As a result, many people thought we had permanently changed our homepage, so we decided...
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Marissa Mayer Source: Wall Street Journal (blog)

  2. "I watched the tape and I think the tape's self-explanatory," Simon said. "It shows what he did."
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Chris Simon Source: SI.com

  3. "There's nothing to talk about," Wedge said. "It's self explanatory."
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Eric Wedge Source: International Herald Tribune

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