explanation

  

Definition

Detailed commentary aimed at illuminating a subject matter (or its difficult parts) in a manner that its underlying concepts and their linkages become clear and comprehensible. See also definition and description.

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  • Sometimes your employee will have an explanation that makes no sense and you will have to judge if he is speaking the truth.

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  • You must be able to come up with a good explanation if a project that you put out does not go as planned.

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  • The rebellious student's explanation for his tardiness was so far-fetched that the teacher could not help laughing at him in front of the class.

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