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explainer

[ ik-spley-ner ]
/ ɪkˈspleɪ nər /
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noun

a person, document, video, etc., that explains something (often used attributively): an explainer article that gives the reader background information about a news story.

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Origin of explainer

First recorded in 1575–1600; explain + -er1
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