explanatory
I adjective annotative, apodictal, clarifying, commentarial, demonstrational, demonstrative, descriptive, elucidative, enlightening, evincive, exegetic, exegetical, exemplificative, explicative, explicatory, explicit, expository, expressive, illustrative, informative, informatory, interpretative, justificatory, revealing, revelatory II index coherent (clear), declaratory, demonstrative (illustrative), descriptive, explicit, informative, informatory, interpretive, narrative

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  • Explanatory — Ex*plan a*to*ry, a. [L. explanatorius.] Serving to explain; containing explanation; as explanatory notes. Swift …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • explanatory — 1610s, from or modeled on L.L. explanatorius having to do with an explanation, from L. explanat , pp. stem of explanare (see EXPLANATION (Cf. explanation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • explanatory — [adj] descriptive allegorical, analytical, annotative, critical, declarative, demonstrative, diagrammatic, discursive, elucidatory, enlightening, exegetic, exegetical, explicative, expositional, expository, graphic, guiding, hermeneutic,… …   New thesaurus

  • explanatory — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ serving to explain something. DERIVATIVES explanatorily adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • explanatory — [ek splan′ə tiv, ik splan′ə tivek splan′ə tôr΄ē, iksplan′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [LL explanatorius] explaining or intended to explain: also explanative [ek splan′ə tiv, ik splan′ə tiv] explanatorily adv …   English World dictionary

  • explanatory — [[t]ɪksplæ̱nətəri, AM tɔːri[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Explanatory statements or theories are intended to make people understand something by describing it or giving the reasons for it. [FORMAL] These statements are accompanied by a series of… …   English dictionary

  • explanatory — ex|plan|a|to|ry [ıkˈsplænətəri US to:ri] adj giving information about something or describing how something works, in order to make it easier to understand ▪ There are explanatory notes at the end of each chapter. →↑self explanatory …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • explanatory — adjective intended to describe how something works or make something easier to understand: explanatory notes at the end of each chapter see also: self­explanatory …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • explanatory — adjective Date: 1618 serving to explain < explanatory notes > • explanatorily adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • explanatory — explanatorily, explanatively, adv. /ik splan euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. serving to explain: an explanatory footnote. Also, explanative. [1610 20; < LL explanatorius. See EXPLAIN, TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

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