Definition of éclaircissement in English:


Syllabification: é·clair·cisse·ment
Pronunciation: /āˌklersēsˈmäN


archaic or • literary
  • An enlightening explanation of something, typically someone’s conduct, that has been hitherto inexplicable.
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    • In the tenth Eclaircissement of the Recherche de la verité, Malebranche deals with the nature of ideas.
    • Therefore on the day following the éclaircissement of the butlers' misdeeds, they met in the arbour to plan a new campaign.


French, from éclaircir 'clear up', from é (expressing a change of state) + clair (see clear).

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