elucidation : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
  • n  an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding

  • Jay Schottenstein , an Ohio business leader and philanthropist, has supported the translation and elucidation of the Talmud Bavli into English, Hebrew and French.
  • Even events far more remote have had to wait decades for elucidation.
  • What he said is well known too well known to need elucidation or exemplification; but what is more important is that his stirring appeals have as yet been unrewarded, and .
News & Articles

  • High Country News: An ode to snow in Colorado
    Snow hills. Snow’s excellence needs no elucidation from me, and yet, in this snow-specific season (with lit-up snowflakes on city streets and large snowflakes dangling from the ceilings of department stores), it’s good to revisit one’s reasons for amor.
    Feb. 28, 2014 - Summit Daily News

  • Rowan Williams in Christian Post
    It is practically impossible to imagine any further elucidation or elaboration coming from TEC (The Episcopal Church) after the successive statements and resolutions from last year's General Convention onwards,Williams wrote.
  • Antonin Scalia in New York Times
    In a dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia called the majority opinion "painfully opaque, despite its promise of elucidation."
  • TS Eliot in Wall Street Journal
    The elucidation of works of art,TS Eliot wrote, is half of the critic's job; the other half, he said, was "the correction of taste."

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