Etymology
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explanatory (adj.)

"serving to explain, containing explanation," 1610s, from or modeled on Late Latin explanatorius "having to do with an explanation," from Latin explanat-, past-participle stem of explanare "make plain or clear" (see explanation).

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Definitions of explanatory

explanatory (adj.)
serving or intended to explain or make clear;
explanatory notes
an explanatory paragraph
From wordnet.princeton.edu