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ex·pli·ca·tive

 (ĕk′splĭ-kā′tĭv, ĭk-splĭk′ə-tĭv)
adj.
Serving to explain; explanatory.

ex′pli·ca′tive n.
ex′pli·ca′tive·ly adv.

ex•pli•ca•tive

(ˈɛk splɪˌkeɪ tɪv, ɪkˈsplɪk ə tɪv)

also ex•pli•ca•to•ry

(ˈɛk splɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ɪkˈsplɪk ə-)

adj.
explanatory; interpretive.
[1620–30]
ex′pli•ca`tive•ly, adv.
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de Treville; his visit of the day before, it is to be remembered, had been very short and very little explicative.
Lamghari, [beaucoup moins que]la vigilance a l'egard de la transition democratique comme concept et approche explicative, mais aussi comme pratique des Etats, n'est pas necessairement une mefiance a l'egard de la democratie comme valeurs et systeme.
Since I suspect all readers already know what he said, I will not repeat it here, not only because I suspect The Friday Times would not print it anyway in its entirety, but because it shames me to think I have a President who would use a racist explicative even in a meeting he thought was private.
Corrington's explicative discussions are typically faithful to each thinker, insightful, and helpful to the reader.
De son cote, Hamma Hammami a estime, mercredi, dans une declaration en marge d'une conference de presse sur l'anniversaire de l'assassinat de Mohamed Brahmi, "avoir le droit d'obtenir une reponse explicative au sujet des nombreuses menaces qui lui sont proferees".
We see that the artistic, educational, communicative, cultural, political, economic and historical elements of their lives involve corporalities and subjectivities that escape explicative reductions and lead to creatively coordinated theories, methodologies and techniques that delve into different fields of knowledge and action.
Il ne faut donc pas chercher une logique explicative a ce qui est produit ou croire qu'un texte muet en regirait le principe cache.
According to the definition in the Explicative Dictionary of the Romanian, Language, subsidiary is an institution, company, association, organization run and controlled by a central unit (Explicative Dictionary of the Romanian).
Au regard de cette nouvelle approche ethnologique soulevant un debat sur les formes empruntees par la pensee historique, le plan de la recherche se decline selon une logique a la fois explicative et demonstrative.
This type of reformulation involves semantic, formal, explicative and/or definitional paraphrase (Ibrahim 2007, Martinot 2014), depending on whether the lexis and/or the construction is modified.