explaining

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

explaining

  1. Present participle of explain.

Noun[edit]

explaining (plural explainings)

  1. explanation
    You've got some explaining to do!
    • 1973, Abraham Kaplan, The conduct of inquiry (page 327)
      Among these various explainings there is one set which it is comparatively easy to distinguish. I call it semantic explanation: making clear a meaning.