explication explication  /ˌɛksplə ˈkeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word or symbol or expression etc.
  2. (n) a detailed explanation of the meaning of something

Usage(s):

  1. Monday, the Supreme Court reasserted its dominion over Congress, striking down a ruling based on a congressional explication of constitutional rights.
  2. Those who watched the President on CBS were spared such explication.
  3. A short course in Chandler and Marian, to be supplemented with further explication as often as the author thinks necessary.

News

  1. 'American Hustle' Finds David O. Russell In Colorful '70s

    There isn’t a lot of plot explication in the new trailer for David O. Russell's "American Hustle." There doesn't need to be. With a wildly enjoyable sense of style, the spot plunges us deeply -- and enjoyably -- into the movie's world of '70s shadiness.
    on August 1, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  2. Watch: 'American Hustle' trailer finds David O. Russell in colorful '70s

    There isn’t a lot of plot explication in the new trailer for David O. Russell’s “American Hustle.” There doesn’t need to be. With a wildly enjoyable sense of style, the spot plunges us deeply -- and enjoyably -- into the movie's world of '70s shadiness. As Led Zeppelin’s "Good Times Bad Times" plays portentously over the action, we get a quick montage of some very famous faces doing convincing ...
    on August 1, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. 'American Hustle' trailer finds David O. Russell in colorful '70s

    There isn’t a lot of plot explication in the new trailer for David O. Russell’s “American Hustle.” There doesn’t need to be. With a wildly enjoyable sense of style, the spot plunges us deeply -- and enjoyably -- into the movie's world of '70s shadiness. As Led Zeppelin’s "Good Times Bad Times" plays portentously over the action, we get a quick montage of some very famous faces doing convincing ...
    on August 1, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  • Our reviewer, Gary Hart, praised Wolfe's "balanced explication of ideas and their histories."
    on Feb 5, 2010 By: Gary Hart Source: New York Times

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