Definition of explicandum in English:

explicandum

Line breaks: ex¦pli|can¦dum
Pronunciation: /ˌɛksplɪˈkandəm
 
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noun (plural explicanda /-ˈkandə/)

Philosophy
  • The fact, thing, or expression which is to be explained or explicated. Compare with explicans.
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    • Such elucidation would only be plausible if we understood the explicans more clearly than the explicandum.
    • Forms of environmentalism abound, and often the text recognizes that explicans and explicandum can readily change places.

Origin

mid 19th century: Latin, 'something to be explained', neuter gerundive of explicare.

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