AskDefine | Define explaining

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  1. Of something that explains.
    We understood better after we read his explaining letter.


  1. present participle of explain
    You've got some explaining to do!

Extensive Definition

An explanation is a description which clarify causes, context, and consequences of a certain object, and a phenomenon such as a process, a state of affairs. This description may establish rules or laws, and may clarify the existing ones in relation to an object, and a phenomenon examined. The components of an explanation can be implicit, and be interwoven with one another.
An explanation is often underpinned by an understanding that is represented by different media such as music, text, and graphics. Thus, an explanation is subjected to interpretation, and discussion.
In scientific research, explanation is one of the purposes of research, e.g.,exploration and description. Explanation is a way to uncover new knowledge,and to report relationships among different aspects of studied phenomena.
Some types of explanations are:

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explaining in Bulgarian: Обяснение
explaining in German: Erklärung
explaining in Spanish: Explicación
explaining in French: Explication
explaining in Galician: Explicación
explaining in Dutch: Verklaring (wetenschap)
explaining in Norwegian: Forklaring
explaining in Slovak: Vysvetlenie
explaining in Finnish: Selittäminen
explaining in Turkish: Açıklama
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