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Definition vs. Explanation

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Definitionnoun

A statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol (dictionary definitions).

Explanationnoun

The act or process of explaining.

‘The explanation was long and drawn-out.’;

Definitionnoun

A statement expressing the essential nature of something; formulation

Explanationnoun

Something that explains, makes understandable.

‘An explanation for the UFO sightings was easily found.’;

Definitionnoun

The action or process of defining.

Explanationnoun

A resolution of disputed points pursuant to discussion; a mutual clarification of disputed points; reconciliation.

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Definitionnoun

The act of defining; determination of the limits.

Explanationnoun

The act of explaining, expounding, or interpreting; the act of clearing from obscurity and making intelligible; as, the explanation of a passage in Scripture, or of a contract or treaty.

Definitionnoun

A product of defining.

Explanationnoun

That which explains or makes clear; as, a satisfactory explanation.

Definitionnoun

The action or power of describing, explaining, or making definite and clear.

‘Her comic genius is beyond definition.’;

Explanationnoun

The meaning attributed to anything by one who explains it; definition; interpretation; sense.

‘Different explanations [of the Trinity].’;

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Definitionnoun

Clarity of visual presentation, distinctness of outline or detail.

‘The definition of a telescope.’; ‘Improve the definition of an image.’;

Explanationnoun

A mutual exposition of terms, meaning, or motives, with a view to adjust a misunderstanding, and reconcile differences; reconciliation; agreement; as, to come to an explanation.

Definitionnoun

Clarity, especially of musical sound in reproduction.

Explanationnoun

a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.;

‘the explanation was very simple’; ‘I expected a brief account’;

Definitionnoun

Sharp demarcation of outlines or limits.

‘A jacket with distinct waist definition.’;

Explanationnoun

thought that makes something comprehensible

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Definitionnoun

(bodybuilding) The degree to which individual muscles are distinct on the body.

Explanationnoun

the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible;

‘I heard his explanation of the accident’;

Definitionnoun

(programming) A statement which provides a previous declaration with a value or body of a subroutine (in the case of function).

Explanation

An explanation is a set of statements usually constructed to describe a set of facts which clarifies the causes, context, and consequences of those facts. This description may establish rules or laws, and may clarify the existing rules or laws in relation to any objects, or phenomena examined.Explanation, in philosophy, is a set of statements that makes intelligible the existence or occurrence of an object, event, or state of affairs.

Definitionnoun

(mathematics) A statement that establishes the referent of a term or notation.

Definitionnoun

The act of defining; determination of the limits; as, a telescope accurate in definition.

Definitionnoun

Act of ascertaining and explaining the signification; a description of a thing by its properties; an explanation of the meaning of a word or term; as, the definition of "circle;" the definition of "wit;" an exact definition; a loose definition.

‘Definition being nothing but making another understand by words what the term defined stands for.’;

Definitionnoun

Description; sort.

Definitionnoun

An exact enunciation of the constituents which make up the logical essence.

Definitionnoun

Distinctness or clearness, as of an image formed by an optical instrument; precision in detail.

Definitionnoun

a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

Definitionnoun

clarity of outline;

‘exercise had give his muscles superior definition’;

Definitionnoun

a statement of the exact meaning of a word, especially in a dictionary

‘a dictionary definition of the verb’;

Definitionnoun

an exact statement or description of the nature, scope, or meaning of something

‘our definition of what constitutes poetry’;

Definitionnoun

the action or process of defining something

‘a question of definition’; ‘issues of methodology and definition’;

Definitionnoun

the degree of distinctness in outline of an object, image, or sound

‘the clarity and definition of pictures can be aided by using computer graphics’;

Definitionnoun

the capacity of a device to make images distinct in outline

‘we've been pleased with the definition of this TV’;

Definition

A definition is a statement of the meaning of a term (a word, phrase, or other set of symbols). Definitions can be classified into two large categories, intensional definitions (which try to give the sense of a term) and extensional definitions (which try to list the objects that a term describes).

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