Etymology
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clarification (n.)

1610s, "act of clearing or refining" (especially of liquid substances), from French clarification, from Late Latin clarificationem (nominative clarificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of clarificare "to make clear" (see clarify). The meaning "statement revising or expanding an earlier statement but stopping short of a correction" is attested by 1969, originally in newspapers.

updated on December 16, 2017

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Definitions of clarification from WordNet

clarification (n.)
an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding;
the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook
clarification (n.)
the act of removing solid particles from a liquid;
Synonyms: clearing
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