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Additional explanation or explanatory material.

[Greek epexēgēsis, from epexēgeisthai, to explain in detail : ep-, epi-, epi- + exēgeisthai, to explain; see exegesis.]

ep·ex′e·get′ic (-jĕt′ĭk), ep·ex′e·get′i·cal adj.
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n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Rhetoric) the addition of a phrase, clause, or sentence to a text to provide further explanation
2. (Rhetoric) the phrase, clause, or sentence added for this purpose
[C17: from Greek; see epi-, exegesis]
epexegetic, epˌexeˈgetical adj
epˌexeˈgetically adv
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(ɛpˌɛk sɪˈdʒi sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence.
2. the word or words so added.
[1615–25; < Greek epexḗgēsis explanation. See ep-, exegesis]
ep•ex`e•get′ic (-ˈdʒɛt ɪk) ep•ex`e•get′i•cal, adj.
ep•ex`e•get′i•cal•ly, adv.
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an additional explanation; the use of more words to clarify further. — epexegetic, epexegetical, adj.
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