Share this entry

Share this page

clarification

Syllabification: clar·i·fi·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌklerəfəˈkāSH(ə)n
 
/

Definition of clarification in English:

noun

1The action of making a statement or situation less confused and more comprehensible: please advise us if you require further clarification
More example sentences
  • Counsel took him through selected passages in the notebooks, asking for further clarification.
  • I'd just like to add some things, you know, for clarification.
  • Some NGOs are preparing a legal intervention to seek such a clarification.
1.1A statement resulting from this: the remaining changes are small clarifications
More example sentences
  • Let me, in fairness to Tom Ridge, read the clarification he later released.
  • The New York Times Magazine has printed no clarification or retraction of any kind.
  • The text in italics indicates clarifications to the record already announced through supplements.

Derivatives

clarificatory

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • He criticized the Commission's proposed clarificatory amendment to Article 2.
  • We are happy to discuss the principles in a clarificatory manner.
  • Important clarificatory work immediately followed.

Definition of clarification in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure