the act of explicating.
an explanation; interpretation: He gave a brilliant explication of James Joyce's book.
- re·ex·pli·ca·tion, noun
- self-ex·pli·ca·tion, noun
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How to use explication in a sentence
The book influenced scientists with its challenges to Darwinian evolution and its compelling explication of the beauties of the natural world.The Math of Living Things - Issue 102: Hidden Truths | Sidney Perkowitz | June 23, 2021 | Nautilus
“It was basically an explication of how reality TV slants reality,” says Robert King.
Can something “clarion” really require explication, one wonders?
On his visit to England he was admitted fellow of the Royal society, and deserved it by his explication of Stonehenge.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Though names have no influence on Nature, yet an explication of them is doing service to those who study her productions.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VIII (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Dr. Blacks discovery of latent heat, however, has afforded a very easy and natural explication of this phenomenon.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
There is throughout a unity of purpose in the explication and embellishment of history which will be considered later.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
We shall add, at the end, the appellative names contained in the laws, with their original and explication.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius | Jean Lvesque de Burigny
British Dictionary definitions for explication
the act or process of explicating
analysis or interpretation, esp of a literary passage or work or philosophical doctrine
a comprehensive exposition or description
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