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Definition of "explication" []

  • The act of opening, unfolding, or explaining; explanation; exposition; interpretation. (noun)
  • The sense given by an expositor. (noun)

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Use "explication" in a sentence
  • "I daresay there's many "world junkies" whose interest in explication doesn't rule out (i.e. over-ride completely) a liking for exploitative and excusatory modes and their results."
  • "If you really believe as you say, then again, it seems the burden of explication is on you, for you make a claim that flies in the face of the experience of many here."
  • "A "poem," he says in explication of the theme of eternality expressed above, "is the creation of actions according to the unchangeable forms of human nature, as existing in the mind of the creator, which is itself the image of all other minds" (485)."