the act of explaining or making something clear:Ideas may occur in abstract forms, but their elucidation happens only through language.
an explanation or clarification:Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for his elucidation of the photoelectric effect.
- non·e·lu·ci·da·tion, noun
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How to use elucidation in a sentence
The first elucidation of physiologic basis for the connection began in the next decade.Can Being With Your Family on Thanksgiving Actually Kill You? | Kent Sepkowitz | November 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such side-stepping will frustrate newcomers in search of elucidation, or at the very least a fuller picture.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature | Malcolm Forbes | November 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
From the moment of his arrival, Ida studied him intently, and each hour brought difficulties, instead of elucidation.Alone | Marion Harland
The times are changed, now most readers require parenthetical elucidation after each name except that of Chopin.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
I am totally unable to give a definition of the word avver, and should feel much gratified by any correspondent's elucidation.
The company here unanimously joined in thanking Sir Henry for the elucidation of the mysteries which had perplexed them.The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. III | Sophia Reeve
His ample bibliography leaves no point necessary for elucidation untouched.