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explication

[ek-spli-key-shuh n] /ˌɛk splɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of explicating.
2.
an explanation; interpretation:
He gave a brilliant explication of James Joyce's book.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Middle French < Latin explicātiōn- (stem of explicātiō). See explicate, -ion
Related forms
reexplication, noun
self-explication, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self explication

explication

/ˌɛksplɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for self explication

explication

n.

1520s, from Middle French explication, from Latin explicationem (nominative explicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of explicare (see explicit).

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