explanation

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌɛkspləˈneɪʃən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌɛkspləˈneɪʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ek′splə nāshən)


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explanation

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [clear, satisfactory, fair, reasonable, straight, brief] explanation
  2. a [long-winded, lengthy, confusing, long] explanation
  3. that is a [horrible, terrible] explanation
  4. an explanation of the [events, concept, poem, situation, problem]
  5. [provide, write, give] an explanation
  6. the [government, public, parent] is demanding an explanation
  7. no explanation was [offered, forthcoming]
  8. think I deserve at least an explanation
  9. do you have an explanation for this?
  10. give an explanation as to [how, why, where, what]
  11. give me an explanation in [simple, layman] terms
  12. send a word of explanation
  13. couldn't offer an explanation (as to how)
  14. struggling to [find, offer, come up with] an explanation
  15. find an explanation for the [mystery, anomaly, loss]
  16. became clear after an explanation
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