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explanation

US [ˌekspləˈneɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [.eksplə'neɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.解释;说明;阐述;解释性说法
  • Web辩解;解说;注释
Plural Form:explanations  
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n.
1.
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解释;说明;阐述a statement, fact, or situation that tells you why sth happened; a reason given for sth
The most likely explanation is that his plane was delayed.
最可能的解释是他的飞机晚点了。
to offer/provide an explanation
给予解释
I can't think of any possible explanation for his absence.
我想不出他缺席的任何理由。
She didn't give an adequate explanation for being late.
她没有给出充分的理由说明迟到的原因。
The book opens with an explanation of why some drugs are banned.
本书在开篇阐述了禁用某些药物的原因。
an explanation as to why he had left early
关于他提早离开的原因说明
She left the room abruptly without explanation .
她未作解释就突然离开了房间。
‘I had to see you,’ he said, by way of explanation.
“我当时必须来找你。”他解释道。
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解释性说法;说明性文字a statement or piece of writing that tells you how sth works or makes sth easier to understand
For a full explanation of how the machine works, turn to page 5.
关于机器工作原理的详细说明,请翻阅第 5 页。

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