- the act of explicating.
- an explanation; interpretation: He gave a brilliant explication of James Joyce's book.
Origin of explication
Related Words for explicationaccount, interpretation, clarification, brief, summary, decipherment, report, meaning, exposition, details, illumination, answer, elucidation, exegesis, description
Examples from the Web for explication
Contemporary Examples of explication
“It was basically an explication of how reality TV slants reality,” says Robert King.Inside ‘Good Wife’ Writers’ Room
September 22, 2011
Historical Examples of explication
Explication of the parable was left to the learned men to whom the story was addressed.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
Paul's entire theology was nothing but the explication of his own conversion.The Life of St. Paul
The phaenomenon may be real, though my explication be chimerical.A Treatise of Human Nature
This explication is strengthened by what they did with their own fingers or their own lips.Modern Skepticism
C. J. Ellicott
The explication of all this must be looked for in the sequel.The Critique of Pure Reason
- the act or process of explicating
- analysis or interpretation, esp of a literary passage or work or philosophical doctrine
- a comprehensive exposition or description
1520s, from Middle French explication, from Latin explicationem (nominative explicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of explicare (see explicit).