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elucidation

Syllabification: e·lu·ci·da·tion
Pronunciation: /əˌlo͞osəˈdāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of elucidation in English:

noun

Explanation that makes something clear; clarification: work that led to the elucidation of the structure of proteins
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  • The book begins with sharp social commentary, elucidation of concepts, and critiques of research methods typically used in the field.
  • But Joyce is a naturally elucidating rather than a naturally metaphorizing writer, and in his elucidations the balance between what is included and what is excluded is almost always upset.
  • The script, moreover, while restoring some of the gloss to the Hughes story, leans more to spectacle than elucidation where his affliction is concerned.
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