clarification

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French clarification.

Pronunciation[edit]

/ˌklærɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

clarification (plural clarifications)

  1. The act of clarifying; the act or process of making clear or transparent by freeing visible impurities; particularly, the clearing or fining of liquid substances from feculent matter by the separation of the insoluble particles which prevent the liquid from being transparent.
    The clarification of wine.
  2. The act of freeing from obscurities.
    Your ideas deserve clarification.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1627: Sir Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum: Or a Natural History in Ten Centuries
    To know the means of accelerating clarification [in liquors] we must know the causes of clarification.

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References[edit]

  • clarification in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

clarifier +‎ -ation

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clarification f (plural clarifications)

  1. clarification

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