Meaning of “explanatory” in the English Dictionary

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"explanatory" in British English

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explanatoryadjective

uk /ɪkˈsplæn.ə.tər.i/ us /ɪkˈsplæn.ə.tɔːr.i/

giving an explanation about something:

There are explanatory notes with the diagram.

(Definition of “explanatory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"explanatory" in American English

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explanatoryadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ɪkˈsplæn·əˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/

helping to make something clear or understandable:

an explanatory note

(Definition of “explanatory” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)