explication

[ ek-spli-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌɛk splɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of explicating.
an explanation; interpretation: He gave a brilliant explication of James Joyce's book.

Origin of explication

1520–30; < Middle French < Latin explicātiōn- (stem of explicātiō). See explicate, -ion

Related forms

re·ex·pli·ca·tion, nounself-ex·pli·ca·tion, noun
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explication

/ (ˌɛksplɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

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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