[ ih-loo-si-dey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act of explaining or making something clear:Ideas may occur in abstract forms, but their elucidation happens only through language.

  2. an explanation or clarification:Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for his elucidation of the photoelectric effect.

Origin of elucidation

First recorded in 1520–30; elucid(ate) + -ation

Other words from elucidation

  • non·e·lu·ci·da·tion, noun

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