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- (transitive) To make clear; to clarify; to shed light upon.
- 1817 December, [Jane Austen], chapter XIII, in Northanger Abbey; published in Northanger Abbey: And Persuasion. […], volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: John Murray, […], 1818, OCLC 318384910:
- The business, however, though not perfectly elucidated by this speech, soon ceased to be a puzzle.
- 1960, "Medicine: Unmasking the Brain," Time, 4 April:
- [P]hysicians at the annual meeting of the American Academy of General Practice were fascinated by a 3-ft. model showing the brain's components in 20 layers of translucent plastic, and wired for colored lights to elucidate some of its workings.
- 1961 July, “New reading on railways: The Locomotives of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway, by D. L. Bradley”, in Trains Illustrated, page vii:
- Another appendix elucidates the S.E.C.R. headcode system.
- 2004, David Bernstein, “Philosophy Hitches a Ride With ‘The Sopranos’,” New York Times, 13 April (retrieved 19 Aug. 2009):
- The new Sopranos volume has 17 essays that examine the television show and elucidate concepts from classical philosophers, including Aristotle, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Sun Tzu and Plato.
elucidate f pl
- (Classical) IPA(key): /eː.luː.kiˈdaː.te/, [eːɫ̪uːkɪˈd̪äːt̪ɛ]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /e.lu.t͡ʃiˈda.te/, [elut͡ʃiˈd̪äːt̪e]