explication

[ek-spli-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of explicating.
2.
an explanation; interpretation: He gave a brilliant explication of James Joyce's book.

Origin:
1520–30; < Middle French < Latin explicātiōn- (stem of explicātiō). See explicate, -ion

reexplication, noun
self-explication, noun
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explication (ˌɛksplɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or process of explicating
2.  analysis or interpretation, esp of a literary passage or work or philosophical doctrine
3.  a comprehensive exposition or description

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explication
1520s, from M.Fr. explication, from L. explicationem (nom. explicatio), from explicare (see explicit).
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Example sentences
It is a stream of impressions, with no story line, character development or
  single incontrovertible explication.
Careful explication of complex scientific concepts written in accessible
  language.
But that is simply to relocate the problem in a phrase that itself demands
  explication.
But his explication of the text is more often than not pretentious,
  self-indulgent and in places downright unfathomable.
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