An explanation is a set of statements constructed to describe a set of facts which clarifies the causes, context, and consequences of those facts.
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... "Explanation" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium (1923) ... Explanation Ach, Mutter, This old, black dress, I have been embroidering French flowers on it ... a figure on the church-wall This poem may be an explanation of the difference between conventional decoration and artistic imagination, the latter represented, as Buttel proposes, by an allusion to Chagall ...
... In such cases, comments may contain an explanation of the methodology ... Such explanations may include diagrams and formal mathematical proofs ... This may constitute explanation of the code, rather than a clarification of its intent but others tasked with maintaining the code base may find such explanation crucial ...
... A large part of this lecture is devoted to Eliot's critique of what he calls "the criticism of explanation by origins" (107) ...
... events, objects, and facts which require explanation ... So too, there are many different types of explanation ... Aristotle recognized at least four types of explanation ...
More definitions of "explanation":
- (noun): The act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible.
Example: "I heard his explanation of the accident"
- (noun): A statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc..
Example: "The explanation was very simple"
Famous quotes containing the word explanation:
“Are cans constitutionally iffy? Whenever, that is, we say that we can do something, or could do something, or could have done something, is there an if in the offingsuppressed, it may be, but due nevertheless to appear when we set out our sentence in full or when we give an explanation of its meaning?”
—J.L. (John Langshaw)
“Herein is the explanation of the analogies, which exist in all the arts. They are the re-appearance of one mind, working in many materials to many temporary ends. Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakspeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it. Painting was called silent poetry, and poetry speaking painting. The laws of each art are convertible into the laws of every other.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.”
—George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)