elucidation


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elucidation

clarification; making clear: Your method requires elucidation.
Not to be confused with:
elocution – the art of public speaking, emphasizing gesture, vocal production, and delivery; public speaking style: His elocution was powerful and persuasive.
eloquence – fluent and persuasive discourse: She speaks with such eloquence.
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e·lu·ci·date

 (ĭ-lo͞o′sĭ-dāt′)
v. e·lu·ci·dat·ed, e·lu·ci·dat·ing, e·lu·ci·dates
v.tr.
To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify. See Synonyms at explain.
v.intr.
To explain or clarify something: She gave a one-word answer and refused to elucidate any further.

[Late Latin ēlūcidāre, ēlūcidāt- : Latin ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin lūcidus, bright (from lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots).]

e·lu′ci·da′tion n.
e·lu′ci·da′tive adj.
e·lu′ci·da′tor n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elucidation - an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
explanation - the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible; "I heard his explanation of the accident"
2.elucidation - an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding; "the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook"
interpretation - an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"
disambiguation - clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity
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elucidation

noun
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Translations
تَوْضيح، تَفْسير
forklaringtydeliggørelse
útskÿring
objasnenie

elucidation

[ɪˌluːsɪˈdeɪʃən] Naclaración f, elucidación f
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elucidation

[ɪˌluːsɪˈdeɪʃən] n (= clarification) → élucidation f
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elucidation

n (of text)Erklärung f; (of issue, situation)Erhellung f; (of point)nähere Ausführung; (of mystery)Aufklärung f, → Aufhellung f
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elucidation

[ɪˌluːsɪˈdeɪʃn] ndelucidazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

elucidate

(iˈluːsideit) verb
to explain.
eˌluciˈdation noun
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References in classic literature ?
Each legend, each superstition which we receive, will help in the understanding and possible elucidation of the others.
He knew there was a vast world outside, to whom Disruption Principles were as the chatter of tree-top apes; the paper brought him chill whiffs from it; he had met Englishmen who had asked lightly if he did not belong to the Church of Scotland, and then had failed to be much interested by his elucidation of that nice point; it was an evil, wild, rebellious world, lying sunk in DOZENEDNESS, for nothing short of a Scots word will paint this Scotsman's feelings.
This movement on the part of the Clover Leaf members requires a word of elucidation. Back of the association hall was a smaller room rented by the club.
The motives on the other side were something deeper than any which Richard Swiveller entertained or understood, but these being left to their own development, require no present elucidation. the negotiation was concluded very pleasantly, and Mr Swiveller was in the act of stating in flowery terms that he had no insurmountable objection to marrying anybody plentifully endowed with money or moveables, who could be induced to take him, when he was interrupted in his observations by a knock at the door, and the consequent necessity of crying 'Come in.'
Many persons affirmed that the history and elucidation of the facts, long so mysterious, had been obtained by the daguerreotypist from one of those mesmerical seers who, nowadays, so strangely perplex the aspect of human affairs, and put everybody's natural vision to the blush, by the marvels which they see with their eyes shut.
This seems to have been a day of general elucidation, for this very morning first unfolded it to us.
She could still think of little else all the morning; but, when her father came back in the afternoon with the daily newspaper as usual, she was so far from expecting any elucidation through such a channel that the subject was for a moment out of her head.
It happened, fortunately for the elucidation of any intelligible result, that Mr Dorrit had heard or read nothing about the matter.
'Clarel, a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land' (1876), is a long mystical poem requiring, as some one has said, a dictionary, a cyclopaedia, and a copy of the Bible for its elucidation. in the two privately printed volumes, the arrangement of which occupied Mr.
"Ah, yes, indeed; yes indeed--most remarkable, most remarkable!" said the professor; "but I can add nothing further to what I have already remarked in elucidation of this truly momentous occurrence," and the professor turned slowly in the direction of the jungle.
Cavendish, we are here to arrive at the truth of this matter, and welcome anything that may lead to further elucidation."
Devoting myself once more to the elucidation of the impenetrable puzzle which my own position presented to me, I now tried to meet the difficulty by investigating it from a plainly practical point of view.