explanatorily

explanatory

[ik-splan-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
serving to explain: an explanatory footnote.
Also, explanative.


Origin:
1610–20; < Late Latin explānātōrius. See explain, -tory1

explanatorily, explanatively, adverb
nonexplanative, adjective
nonexplanatory, adjective
preexplanatory, adjective
unexplanatory, adjective
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explanatory or explanative (ɪkˈsplænətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
serving or intended to serve as an explanation
 
explanative or explanative
 
adj
 
ex'planatorily or explanative
 
adv

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explanatory
1610s, from explanation + -ory; on model of L. explanatorius "having to do with an explanation."
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