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1. a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
the explanation was very simple|I expected a brief account
2. thought that makes something comprehensible
3. the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible
I heard his explanation of the accident
4. The act of explaining, expounding, or interpreting; the act of clearing from obscurity and making intelligible; as, the explanation of a passage in Scripture, or of a contract or treaty.