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  • n  a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
    the explanation was very simple
  • n  thought that makes something comprehensible
  • n  the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible
    I heard his explanation of the accident

  • Instead of the standard Beltway refrain, "My patriotism speaks for itself," Obama launched into a long explanation of his decision-making process: "The truth is that right after 9 .
  • People who believe the second explanation live in a very different world from those who believe the first.
  • Russia's official explanation over the 'Arctic Sea' points to pirates after the ship's cargo of timber, but some experts claim it was more likely transporting missiles to sell to .
News & Articles

  • EU justice chief seeks answers on U.S. data spying
    By Claire Davenport BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's chief justice official has written to the U.S. attorney general demanding an explanation for the collection of foreign nationals' data through its Prism spy program. In a letter seen by Reuters, the European commissioner for justice and fundamental rights, Viviane Reding, said she had serious concerns about the possibility that U.S ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • NEW: Mystery surrounds departure of Epiphany school principal
    Officials offer little explanation for departure of Irene Lynch, who led private campus for eight years.
    June 12, 2013 - The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  • County Attorney Resigns Without Explanation
    The Richardson County attorney has resigned with no explanation for his action.
    June 11, 2013 - WOWT Omaha
Quotes

  • Patrice Evra in The Associated Press
    The whole of France needs to have an explanation for this disaster,captain Patrice Evra said after being benched for the match. "It's not the time to give them, but I will personally give them ...... what I went through, just the truth, as...
  • Carlos Tevez in Telegraph.co.uk
    Patrice received a grave insult from a member of Chelsea's staff,Tevez said. "He demanded an explanation and these men just wanted to attack Patrice.
  • Mahmoud Abbas in Herald Scotland
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded a full inquiry "to determine exactly how this bloodshed took place. I believe Israel must urgently provide a full explanation".

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