• WordNet 3.6
    • n elucidation an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding "the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook"
    • n elucidation an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Elucidation A making clear; the act of elucidating or that which elucidates, as an explanation, an exposition, an illustration; as, one example may serve for further elucidation of the subject.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n elucidation The act of elucidating or of throwing light upon any obscure subject.
    • n elucidation That which explains or throws light; explanation; illustration: as, one example may serve for an elucidation of the subject.
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  • Maurice Merleau-Ponty
    Maurice Merleau-Ponty
    “It is the mission of the twentieth century to elucidate the irrational.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. élucidation,


In literature:

But for the elucidation of these principles, readers must refer to treatises of Chemistry and Physics.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
Space will not permit the further elucidation of the foregoing causes and remedies, which I have done nothing more than to touch upon.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
"The House of Martha" by Frank R. Stockton
The connexion of objects with space requires elucidation.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
Its elucidation throws more light on the fall of Rome than any other considerations whatever.
"Gibbon" by James Cotter Morison
This was really all that now needed elucidation.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Yet it is not to be assumed that in each and every case such elucidation will be possible.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
But the point that official history does not attempt to elucidate is the reason for this decision.
"Secret Societies And Subversive Movements" by Nesta H. Webster
Both of these subjects would require for a proper elucidation considerably more space than this chapter affords.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
Professor William James of Harvard has made experiments to elucidate this point.
"Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research" by Michael Sage
Such is the boon which Pleasonton bestows on humanity, as elucidated by the original genius of our contemporary.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
A very little detective work elucidated the mystery.
"Le Petit Nord" by Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
The hour was not so late, and Vassilan's movements in New York might be elucidated by knowledge of his previous career.
"One Wonderful Night" by Louis Tracy
As an historian his merit is too generally known and acknowledged to require an elucidation here.
"Bibliomania in the Middle Ages" by Frederick Somner Merryweather
Far be it from us to presume to point it out, or elucidate or expound it in any degree.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
Okiok's further elucidation of this point was so complex that we prefer to give the reader our own explanation.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
It is not our intention, however, to touch on this subject more than will suffice to elucidate our tale.
"The Island Queen" by R.M. Ballantyne
I do not mean that we are never to elucidate connexions and contexts.
"To My Younger Brethren" by Handley C. G. Moule
The elucidation of the problem of Knowledge demands certain improvements in our philosophic terminology.
"Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge" by Alexander Philip
Yet I think the context furnishes a clue to its elucidation.
"The Castaways" by Harry Collingwood

In poetry:

But Science yet
An effluence ampler shall beget,
And power beyond your play--
Shall quell the shades you fail to rout,
Yea, searching every secret out
Elucidate your ray.
"The New Zealot To The Sun" by Herman Melville

In news:

Most of its images are deliberately antiseptic and enigmatic, and as with Last Year at Marienbad or the final reel of 2001: A Space Odyssey, they're not meant to be elucidated so much as savored.
Recent research on elucidating the structure and sequence of proteins involves examining the effect of microgravity on protein crystallization and a computational model for protein elucidation.
In last night's debate, GOP candidates did little to elucidate their foreign policy positions.
Investigators Elucidate Genetic Differences in Those Who Develop Meningitis.
Developers are working on analytical platforms to elucidate this latest omics field.
From Obama's professorial elucidation, those two recurring words — "trust" and "family" — insistently rang out.
In New Haven attention is being twice paid to the artistic forces that establish a theater's identity and elucidate its purpose.
Can magnetic resonance imaging help elucidate natural history of breast cancer multicentricity.
Methods for Structure Elucidation by High-Resolution NMR .
Key terms elucidate the National Information Exchange Model and semantics .
These key terms to help elucidate the National Information Exchange Model and semantics .
They're so determined to do things their own way, they fall outside the narrow elucidation of genre.
After the genome was elucidated, the first wave of research focused on proteomes—all the proteins expressed by a genome , cell, tissue or organism.
Methods for Structure Elucidation by High-Resolution NMR.
For instance, our approach elucidated the robustness of a DVF visualization in the presence of data-altering filters, such as resampling.

In science:

The geometrical nature of this external perimeter has recently been elucidated and its Hausdorff dimension found to equal DEP = 4/3 .
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
In a recent paper, Finkelstein et al elucidate unimodular relativity emphasizing the role of a conformal metric tensor fµν − ’the sole gravitational variable of unimodular relativity’.
Unimodular relativity and cosmological constant : Comments
As further elucidated in Sec.V wavefunction approach is unlikely to be efficient in describing transitions.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
We have chosen to examine of the stellar content of NGC 5128 in order to further elucidate its formation history and gain insight on the formation of other ellipticals.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
The connection between the Potts free energy and the component generating function of Erd¨os-R´enyi graphs allows to elucidate several large deviation properties of the random graph ensemble.
On large deviation properties of Erdos-Renyi random graphs
We shall illustrate how the statistical physics of classical irreversible processes can be naturally adapted to elucidate both typical and extremal statistics.
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
We believe more experiments at lower temperature are needed that would elucidate the interplay between the non-linear repulsive term and random potential in the formation of the fragmentation.
Bose-Einstein condensate of two-dimensional excitons in a ring: Necklace-like modulation of order parameter
This model has rather remarkable mathematical properties first elucidated by Dhar. I demonstrate some of th ese properties graphically with a simple computer simulation.
Playing with sandpiles
This will elucidate how and whether the Z2 × Z2 reasoning for the origin of the three generations is modified in the nonperturbative regime.
On the Number of Chiral Generations in Z2 X Z2 Orbifolds
We also elucidate the relation between the “states” in the function formulation and the spherical harmonics.
Moyal Quantization on Fuzzy Sphere
Before introducing the results here obtained, let me further elucidate the basic motivations.
Hermitian versus holomorphic complex and quaternionic generalized supersymmetries of the M-theory. A classification
Using Flory type free energy arguments we elucidate the similarities and differences between this case and that of a random potential with short ranged correlations.
Localization of Polymers in Random Media: Analogy with Quantum Particles in Disorder
Consider a set of “states” labeled by the index α whose physical meaning will be elucidated shortly.
Localization of Polymers in Random Media: Analogy with Quantum Particles in Disorder
We also gave a physical interpretation of the 1-step replica-symmetry-breaking solution, and elucidated the connection with the statistics of localized tail states.
Localization of Polymers in Random Media: Analogy with Quantum Particles in Disorder
Although no phase transitions occur in one dimension, frustration makes the problem nontrivial, and the relation between the shape of the hysteresis loop and the distribution of the metastable states can be fully elucidated.
Metastable states and T=0 hysteresis in the random-field Ising model on random graphs