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explicans

[ek-spli-kanz] /ˈɛk splɪˌkænz/
noun, plural explicantia
[ek-spli-kan-shee-uh] /ˌɛk splɪˈkæn ʃi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the meaning of a term or statement, as in a philosophical discussion.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin, present participle of explicāre to explicate
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