[ klar-uh-fuh-key-shuhn ]
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Origin of clarification

First recorded in 1570–80, for an earlier sense; from Latin clārificātiōn-, stem of clārificātiō “a making clear,” from clārificāre “to make clear”; see clarify, -fication

Other words from clarification

  • non·clar·if·i·ca·tion, noun

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