the act or an instance of making an idea or statement clear: You may use a pencil to circle words, passages, or phrases that you don't understand or that need clarification.
the removal of solid matter from a liquid so that it is clear or translucent: The clarification of butter involves first melting it and then getting rid of all milk solids, leaving behind pure saturated fat.
- non·clar·if·i·ca·tion, noun
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How to use clarification in a sentence
The public health agency also provided further clarification on what it means by celebrating only with members of your own household.
This leaves her to wonder if the clarification is worth the effort.Miss Manners: Does an online dating request deserve a reply to decline? | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
On the bright side, Page’s clarification of the problem paved the way to a solution.
The latest clarifications once again emphasize that contextual targeting is likely to play a larger role in marketers’ mobile app advertising strategies.‘Stricter than the ad tech industry expected’: Apple clarifies its upcoming privacy changes will leave little wriggle room | Lara O'Reilly | October 20, 2020 | Digiday
The majority of comments engaged with the content itself, asking questions, clarifications or counter-arguments.‘It’s on the writers’: How The Correspondent drives interaction between members and its journalists | Lucinda Southern | October 14, 2020 | Digiday
They did not respond to multiple requests for clarification.
Shapiro has not responded to my request for clarification on his comment.
clarification: in a country with vile, daily crimes against women it is wrong for privileged women to file trivial cases.
The matter requires clarification because the victims are the thousands of people who believed they could have a cure.‘Hero’ Doc Accused of Harvesting Stem Cells in Dirty Basements | Barbie Latza Nadeau | April 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Daily Beast reached out to Feliciano for clarification about his "ambiguously gay" statement.
A call was made to the resident station, requesting clarification of the request, and the answer proved to be unsatisfactory.Indirection | Everett B. Cole
Thoughts which had struggled for clarification in my own deliberate mind started up.The Wasted Generation | Owen Johnson
The clarification of the conception of the trade agreement was perhaps the main achievement of the nineties.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States | Selig Perlman
The previous decade had counted steadily for inward clarification, for health and for confidence.The Letters of William James, Vol. 1 | William James
It may well be doubted if absolute clarification of the record is ever to be possible.