explainable


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ex·plain

 (ĭk-splān′)
v. ex·plained, ex·plain·ing, ex·plains
v.tr.
1. To make plain or comprehensible.
2. To define; expound: We explained our plan to the committee.
3.
a. To offer reasons for or a cause of; justify: explain an error.
b. To offer reasons for the actions, beliefs, or remarks of (oneself).
v.intr.
To make something plain or comprehensible: Let me explain.
Phrasal Verb:
explain away
To dismiss or minimize the significance of (something) by means of an explanation or excuse: There is no way to explain away my carelessness.

[Middle English explanen, from Latin explānāre : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + plānus, clear; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·plain′a·ble adj.
Synonyms: explain, elucidate, explicate, interpret, construe
These verbs mean to make the nature or meaning of something understandable. Explain is the most widely applicable: The professor used a diagram to explain the theory of continental drift. The manual explained how the new software worked. To elucidate is to throw light on something complex: "Man's whole life and environment have been laid open and elucidated" (Thomas Carlyle).
Explicate implies detailed and usually learned and lengthy exploration or analysis: "Ordinary language philosophers tried to explicate the standards of usage" (Jerrold J. Katz).
To interpret is to reveal the underlying meaning of something by the application of special knowledge or insight: "A radiologist can interpret images made in Saudi Arabia and beamed to Boston, sending back a diagnosis within hours" (Richard Saltus).
Construe involves putting a particular construction or interpretation on something: "I take the official oath today ... with no purpose to construe the Constitution or laws by any hypercritical rules" (Abraham Lincoln).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.explainable - capable of being understood; "explainable phenomena"
explicable - capable of being explicated or accounted for; "explicable behavior"

explainable

adjective
Capable of being explained or accounted for:
Translations

explainable

[ɪksˈpleɪnəbl] ADJexplicable

explainable

adjerklärlich; this is easily explainabledas lässt sich leicht erklären; that is explainable by …das lässt sich durch … erklären

explainable

[ɪksˈpleɪnəbl] adjspiegabile
References in classic literature ?
By an accident wholly explainable, the viscount and chevalier, aristocrats by nature, came instantly into unison; they recognized each other at once as men belonging to the same sphere.
At the moment when it was most easy for him to do so; at the moment when it became most explainable--so completely explainable that there can be no other explanation.
He said that that the spirit of his party workers was in explainable in third phase of the elections because thumping victory in two phases has boosted their morale.
We rule out technical fault of the plane or the pilot's error, the only explainable cause is physical impact on the aircraft," Smirnov said.
Another notable presenter was Tom Dorsey, co-founder of Dorsey, Wright & Associates, who spoke about the benefits of building a dynamic business that is scalable to the advisor and explainable to the investing public.
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I worked to improve my racing and that has definitely been better so I am pleased with that, but it has slightly compromised qualifying and most of it is not explainable for me.
What is explainable in 2014 is that we had many players injured because they played in the World Cup.
We had nobody at the back, so that was explainable.
Some of her signs during resuscitation, although explainable by her medical condition, could also have been caused by Ebola virus, and hence this diagnosis needed to be excluded," the statement said.
China's remarkable economic growth in recent years is not explainable by the conventional wisdom which stresses the protection of private property, a sound legal system, government transparency, and an efficient financial system, so how did it manage to achieve such incredible economic success?
He would take his brainchildren and strangle them, throw them away, if some evidence was adduced that wasn't explainable by his hypothesis.