explanation

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Noun[change]

Singular
explanation

Plural
explanations

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Explanation is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  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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