explanation

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˌɛkspləˈneɪʃən/
  • SAMPA: /%Ekspl@"neIS@n/
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  • Hyphenation: ex‧pla‧na‧tion

Noun[change]

Singular
explanation

Plural
explanations

  1. (countable) An explanation is the words used to tell somebody how to do something or the reason for something.
    The explanation was long and drawn-out.
  2. (countable) An explanation is the cause of something.
    The explanation for his bad mood was a lack of sleep.

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