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e·lu·ci·date

 (ĭ-lo͞o′sĭ-dāt′)
v. e·lu·ci·dat·ed, e·lu·ci·dat·ing, e·lu·ci·dates
v.tr.
To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify. See Synonyms at explain.
v.intr.
To explain or clarify something: She gave a one-word answer and refused to elucidate any further.

[Late Latin ēlūcidāre, ēlūcidāt- : Latin ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin lūcidus, bright (from lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots).]

e·lu′ci·da′tion n.
e·lu′ci·da′tive adj.
e·lu′ci·da′tor n.
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* If an elucidator takes too long to explain important aspects of a study it may imply bias regarding the PRP's ability to participate in the study.
He would remain a potent elucidator of the logic of nuclear weapons as it related to British national interests throughout his tenure as permanent secretary, the highest civil service rank, at the Ministry of Defence under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and continuing until his death in 2009.
The objectives of this study were: (a) to describe the perspectives of formerly incarcerated persons and other reentry service providers about reentry issues within communities with high concentrations of probationers and parolees; (b) determine whether the Theory of Verbal Behavior provides an adequate elucidator of how the interlocking verbal behavior paradigm of reentry may be producing many of the reinforced behaviors that lead to recidivism, and (c) to determine the applied implications for behavior analysis-based prisoner reentry strategies.
This in fact seems to be the main reason Deleuze appears as Whitehead's main interlocutor and elucidator. Deleuze does provide a bridge by which to bring Whiteheadian philosophy into dialogue with Marx (chapter 5; Whitehead never undertook an adequate dialogue with Marxism), but most of the other insights Shaviro introduces from Deleuze are either already well worked out by Whitehead, or are identified by Shaviro as having been inspired by Whitehead's own predecessors (including William James).
Professor Freadman, while being no less scholarly than the postmodernists, deals with theoretical issues with a lighter, clarifying, more accessible hand, vigorously taking up arms against those theoreticians' views, himself engaging with the testimonial texts with what he calls a humanist and empirical approach as a commentator, elucidator, guide, and companion to help his readers to see more deeply into the works he discusses.
It is a factory of thought, a prompter of conscience and elucidator of conduct, an armory against despair and dullness, and a temple of the ascent of man.' But the commercial theatre was the only theatre we had, and it was conspiring to make the American people soft-brained.
The Structure Elucidator, an innovative software product, eases the burden of structure elucidation with computer-assisted structure elucidation (CASE) and provides a platform to process, analyze and store all analytical data in one place.
This donation includes ACD/SpecManager SQL, ACD/NMR Predictor Suite, ACD/Structure Elucidator, ACD/LC Sinmlator, ACD/Name to Structure, ACD/ChemFolder, and ACD/ MS Fragmenter.
At ASMS, Rosetta Biosoftware announced the release of the Rosetta Elucidator protein expression data analysis systems.