Definition of Explanans

1. Noun. (logic) statements that explain the explicandum; the explanatory premises.

Category relationships: Logic
Generic synonyms: Statement
Group relationships: Account, Explanation



Definition of Explanans

1. Noun. A collection of propositions that, taken together, explain another proposition (the (term explanandum)). ¹

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Literary usage of Explanans

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1. Conceptions of Social Inquiry by J. J. Snyman (1993)
"These then are the three criteria that the positivist DN explanatory model must meet: 1 There must be at least two explanans sentences, of which at least ..."

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