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explication (n.)

"explanation," especially of the meaning of a sentence or passage, literally "an unfolding," 1520s, from French explication, from Latin explicationem (nominative explicatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of explicare "unfold; explain," from ex "out" (see ex-) + plicare "to fold" (from PIE root *plek- "to plait").

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Definitions of explication

explication (n.)
the act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word or symbol or expression etc.;
explication (n.)
a detailed explanation of the meaning of something;
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