1. a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

- the explanation was very simple

Similar word(s): account

Definition categories: communication, statement

2. thought that makes something comprehensible

Definition categories: thought, cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking

3. the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible

- I heard his explanation of the accident

Definition categories: communication

Sentences with explanation as a noun:

- The explanation was long and drawn-out.

- An explanation for each UFO sighting was easily found.

- Hoover supporters' "explanations" and former status rarely save him from modern ridicule as a useless expense.