Definition of Explication

1. Noun. The act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word or symbol or expression etc..

Generic synonyms: Explanation
Derivative terms: Explicate



2. Noun. A detailed explanation of the meaning of something.
Generic synonyms: Account, Explanation
Derivative terms: Explicate, Explicate

Definition of Explication

1. n. The act of opening, unfolding, or explaining; explanation; exposition; interpretation.

Definition of Explication

1. Noun. The act of opening, unfolding, or explaining; explanation; exposition; interpretation. ¹

2. Noun. The sense given by an expositor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Explication

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Explication

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1. Argumentation and Debating by William Trufant Foster (1908)
"Definition by explication. — In defining the terms of a proposition by explication, we enlarge upon its bare statements, making clear just what is involved ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"1. account, interpretation, elucidation, exposition, explication, ... explains: explication, key; spec, comment, commentary, exegesis, secret, innuendo, ..."

3. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton (1860)
"explication OF TERMS. I NOW pass to the First Division of my subject, which will occupy the ... explication of terms. Indeed, after considering these terms, ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"Religion and ethics are thus a necessary product of the self-explication of the Absolute, or God. The religious turn that idealistic metaphysics had taken ..."

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