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tr.v. ex·pli·cat·ed, ex·pli·cat·ing, ex·pli·cates
To make clear the meaning of; explain. See Synonyms at explain.
[Latin explicāre, explicāt-, to unfold, explain : ex-, ex- + plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. the act or process of explicating
2. analysis or interpretation, esp of a literary passage or work or philosophical doctrine
3. a comprehensive exposition or description
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|Noun||1.||explication - the act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word or symbol or expression etc.|
explanation - the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible; "I heard his explanation of the accident"
|2.||explication - a detailed explanation of the meaning of something|
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noun explanation, resolution, demonstration, description, definition, interpretation, illustration, clarification, exposition, simplification, elucidation his explication of the major concepts of modern physics
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explication[ˌɛksplɪˈkeɪʃən] n (= explanation) → explication f
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