noun (plural explananda /-ˈnandə/)Philosophy
- another term for explicandum.More example sentences
- First, it is important to distinguish explananda of different types, and, in particular, to distinguish appetites from emotions.
- Explanation holds only when the explanans is conceptually related to the explanandum, and this can occur only at the same level of function.
- A hypothesis of homology is the explanandum, the phenomenon that is to be explained; evolution provides the explanans, the explanation of the phenomenon.
late 19th century: from Latin, 'something to be explained', neuter gerundive of explanare.
More definitions of explanandumDefinition of explanandum in:
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