explanans

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin below.

Noun[edit]

explanans ‎(plural explanantia)

  1. A collection of propositions that, taken together, explain another proposition (the explanandum).

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of explānō ‎(make plain)

Participle[edit]

explānāns m, f, n ‎(genitive explānantis); third declension

  1. flattening out
  2. (of speech) explaining, making plain

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative explānāns explānantēs explānantia
genitive explānantis explānantium
dative explānantī explānantibus
accusative explānantem explānāns explānantēs explānantia
ablative explānante, explānantī1 explānantibus
vocative explānāns explānantēs explānantia

1When used purely as an adjective.