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explanation
  • 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
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expletive
  • n  profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    expletives were deleted
  • n  a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line
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explicandum
  • n  (logic) a statement of something (a fact or thing or expression) to be explained
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explication
  • n  the act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word or symbol or expression etc.
  • n  a detailed explanation of the meaning of something
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explication de texte
  • n  a method of literary criticism that analyzes details of a text in order to reveal its structure and meaning
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explicit definition
  • n  a definition that gives an exact equivalent of the term defined
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exploding cucumber
  • n  Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touched
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exploit
  • n  a notable achievement
  • v  use or manipulate to one's advantage
    He exploit the new taxation system
  • v  draw from; make good use of
    we must exploit the resources we are given wisely
  • v  work excessively hard
    he is exploiting the students
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exploitation
  • n  the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
    the exploitation of copper deposits
  • n  an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
    capitalistic exploitation of the working class
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exploiter
  • n  a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically
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exploration
  • n  to travel for the purpose of discovery
  • n  a careful systematic search
  • n  a systematic consideration
    he called for a careful exploration of the consequences
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explorer
  • n  someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
  • n  a commercial browser
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explorer's gentian
  • n  tufted sometimes sprawling perennial with blue flowers spotted with green; western North America
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explosion
  • n  a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
  • n  the act of exploding or bursting
    the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
  • n  a sudden great increase
    the population explosion
    the information explosion
  • n  the noise caused by an explosion
    the explosion was heard a mile away
  • n  the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
  • n  a sudden outburst
    an explosion of laughter
    an explosion of rage
  • n  a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball
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explosive charge
  • n  a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
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explosive detection system
  • n  a rapid automatic system to detect plastic explosives in passengers' luggage using X-ray technology and computers; designed for use in airports
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explosive device
  • n  device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
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