- to diminish or nullify the significance of by explanation: He couldn't explain away his absence from home at the time the robbery was committed.
- to dispel (doubts, difficulties, etc.) by explanation: She explained away the child's fears.
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Machine-learning models excel at spotting correlations but are hard pressed to explain why one event should follow another.How special relativity can help AI predict the future|Will Heaven|August 28, 2020|MIT Technology Review
That leaves people “fearful of it happening again,” Gunnar explains.A bit of stress may help young people build resilience|Esther Landhuis|August 27, 2020|Science News For Students
“It’s a massive period of change for the brain and for the whole endocrine system,” explains Megan Gunnar.
Thus far, Target has been, explaining its record-setting success.Target just had its best quarter ever thanks to pandemic bulk buying|Phil Wahba|August 19, 2020|Fortune
I am going to explain what happens with contextual advertising, SEO, messengers, email, and social networks.
Weiss, who had been in the firehouse consoling families throughout the day, said he struggled to explain the unexplainable.
The series regulars sang original songs in her imagination, but did not actually break into any unexplainable dance routines.
“There is something about the DNA of Israeli innovation that is unexplainable,” Shainberg said.
But because the amounts differ, it was either a lab error or an unexplainable anomaly.
The silence of the place began to try my nerves, and in a sudden, unexplainable panic I started for the open street.In the Fog|Richard Harding Davis
Why this beautiful drama should ever be absent from the boards is one of the unexplainable things.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
The elder told his story of inevitable failure, and strange unexplainable fatality.The Doctor's Family|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
She was too proud to go back now on that promise, to rescind the contract because of an unexplainable fear.The Elusive Pimpernel|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Many likes, unexplainable by any theory of personal appearance, etc., arise from this cause.Nuggets of the New Thought|William Walker Atkinson,