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Line breaks: ex¦plana|tory
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsplanəˌt(ə)ri
, ɛk-/

Definition of explanatory in English:


Serving to explain something: explanatory notes
More example sentences
  • She does supply an explanatory note at the end, but, by the time you get to it, you realise you had somehow absorbed all this anyway.
  • The map and explanatory notes attached to the entry form were very well done.
  • The explanatory note also goes on to describe how a new statutory strict liability regime will be put in place.



Example sentences
  • Without it, even a priori deducibility might seem explanatorily less than sufficient, though the need for such a story remains a matter of controversy.
  • ‘Not relevant’ means, for Skinner, explanatorily circular or regressive.
  • The philosophical distinction between truths of meaning and truths of fact does not reflect a genuine, explanatorily significant distinction.

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