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ex·plan·a·to·ry

 (ĭk-splăn′ə-tôr′ē)
adj.
Serving or intended to explain: an explanatory paragraph.

ex·plan′a·to′ri·ly adv.

explanatory

(ɪkˈsplænətərɪ; -trɪ) or

explanative

adj
serving or intended to serve as an explanation
exˈplanatorily adv

ex•plan•a•to•ry

(ɪkˈsplæn əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

also ex•plan′a•tive,



adj.
serving to explain: an explanatory footnote.
[1610–20; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.explanatory - serving or intended to explain or make clear; "explanatory notes"; "an explanatory paragraph"
instructive, informative - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform

explanatory

adjective descriptive, interpretive, illustrative, interpretative, demonstrative, justifying, expository, illuminative, elucidatory, explicative The statements are accompanied by a series of explanatory notes.

explanatory

adjective
Translations
تَفْسيري، إيضاحي
forklarende
megmagyarázó
skÿringar-
vysvetľujúci
açıklayıcı

explanatory

[ɪksˈplænətərɪ] ADJexplicativo; [note] → aclaratorio

explanatory

[ɪkˈsplænətəri] adj [note] → explicatif/ive

explanatory

adjerklärend; a few explanatory notesein paar Anmerkungen zur Erklärung

explanatory

[ɪksˈplænətrɪ] adj (words) → di spiegazione; (notes) → esplicativo/a

explain

(ikˈsplein) verb
1. to make (something) clear or easy to understand. Can you explain the railway timetable to me?; Did she explain why she was late?
2. to give, or be, a reason for. I cannot explain his failure; That explains his silence.
explanation (ekspləˈneiʃən) noun
1. the act or process of explaining. Let me give a few words of explanation.
2. a statement or fact that explains. There are several possible explanations for the explosion.
exˈplanatory (-ˈsplӕnə-) adjective
giving an explanation. There are explanatory notes in this book.
explain away
to get rid of (difficulties etc) by clever explaining. She could not explain away the missing money.

explanatory

a. explicativo, aclaratorio;
self-explanatoryque no necesita explicación o aclaración.
References in classic literature ?
Fourteen years ago I scraped together the wretched means of existence in this very town by reading the newspaper (with explanatory comments) to the company at a public-house.
Captain Peleg's bruited reason for this thing appeared by no means adequate; though, indeed, as touching all Ahab's deeper part, every revelation partook more of significant darkness than of explanatory light.
He said something to his warriors explanatory of this singular posture of affairs, and in vindication, perhaps, of the pacific temper of his son-in-law.
Can't do that," said Montgomery, with an explanatory nod over his shoulder.
There was a date at one end of the line and at the other a sum of money, as in common account-books, but instead of explanatory writing, only a varying number of crosses between the two.
Perhaps my face said so, for her first remark was explanatory.
Dunfer, his fragmentary revelation, and the unsatisfying explanatory note by the headstone, came back with singular distinctness.
In his deportment he was solemn, if not sullen; and when he spoke, which was seldom, he always delivered himself in a slow voice; and, though his sentences were short, they were still interrupted with many hums and ha's, ay ays, and other expletives: so that, though he accompanied his words with certain explanatory gestures, such as shaking or nodding the head, or pointing with his fore-finger, he generally left his hearers to understand more than he expressed; nay, he commonly gave them a hint that he knew much more than he thought proper to disclose.
Tulliver remarked, in an explanatory manner, to his friends on his right and left, that he had spent a deal of money on his son's education.
To return, for an explanatory moment, to that guide, and then I shall be done with him.
In one moment her imagination placed before her a letter from Willoughby, full of tenderness and contrition, explanatory of all that had passed, satisfactory, convincing; and instantly followed by Willoughby himself, rushing eagerly into the room to inforce, at her feet, by the eloquence of his eyes, the assurances of his letter.
Time and the world were slipping from beneath him, but the box was there; and the last words he had uttered were(in an explanatory tone) 'Old clothes