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A statement or account that makes something clear
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“Scott provided a simplified, yet clear, explanation of how personal biases can subconsciously affect our judgment.”
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A reason or justification given for an action or belief
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“I'm sure there's a perfectly good explanation for why he's late yet again.”
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An explanation for an occurrence
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A definite or clear expression of something in speech or writing
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The general idea, intention or meaning of something
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An actual event, situation, or fact
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A document, usually a book, that explains the basic facts about a particular subject
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Something that is said, written, or done as a reaction to a question, statement, or situation
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A title or brief explanation accompanying an illustration, cartoon, or poster
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The principle on which an idea, activity or process is based on
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Increase in size or effect
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The act of simplifying or something that has been simplified
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A long, rambling story or statement
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The wording on a map or diagram explaining the symbols used
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The reasons or motivations for a fact, action, or decision, especially the complete set of such reasons or motivations
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A sign or piece of information that indicates something
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A notion, idea, or plan
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A supposition made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation
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The introductory part of a statute or deed, stating its purpose, aims, and justification
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