Meaning of “explanation” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /ˌekspləˈneɪʃən/
Extra Examples
the most likely explanationan unconvincing explanationShe stared at him, waiting for an explanation.There's a simple explanation for what happened.There's no explanation of what it means.

B1 the details or reasons that someone gives to make something clear or easy to understand:

What's your explanation for the team's poor performance?
Could you give me a quick explanation of how it works?

(Definition of “explanation” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)