explicate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v explicate elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
    • v explicate make plain and comprehensible "He explained the laws of physics to his students"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Explicate Evolved; unfolded.
    • Explicate To unfold the meaning or sense of; to explain; to clear of difficulties or obscurity; to interpret. "The last verse of his last satire is not yet sufficiently explicated ."
    • Explicate To unfold; to expand; to lay open. "They explicate the leaves."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • explicate To unfold; expand; open.
    • explicate To unfold the meaning or sense of; explain; interpret.
    • explicate To give an explanation.
    • explicate Unfolded; explicated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Explicate eks′pli-kāt to unfold, develop: to lay open or explain the meaning of
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Quotations

  • George Orwell
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    “The Communism of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the deracinated.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. explicatus, p. p. of explicare,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. explicāre, explicātum or explicitumex, out, plicāre, to fold.

Usage

In literature:

Parallelism among rects and levels is now explicable.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
Without forgetting possible imposition, our hypotheses still await explication.
"The Arena" by Various
The explication is probably this; that during that period he had discovered that he had been in a mistake.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
Probable explication of a difficulty, 219.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
The latter classes of phenomena are more general, but not a whit more explicable, than the former.
"A Theory of Creation: A Review of 'Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation'" by Francis Bowen
There is no explication to their lives.
"America First" by Various
MOZART, in short, was an explicable miracle, while Tiny Titus is an insoluble Sphinx.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 29, 1914" by Various
The twenty-first book might have been written at any time between 1592 and 1595, and its most dismal groans be fairly explicable.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
The weakness of the idea of the State among the peoples of the British Isles is explicable on geographical and historical grounds.
"Freedom In Service" by Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw
This is explicable on the ground of usage.
"The Detection of Forgery" by Douglas Blackburn
Magnetism, spiritualism, and clairvoyance have all their mystical, as well as their explicable, side.
"The Mystery of a Turkish Bath" by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
In such a case their hostile reception of D'Entrecasteaux would be explicable.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
But this will require some fuller explication.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Such effects seem to be easily explicable.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
He stated that it was a remarkable paradox, easily explicable; and that is all.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Freedom from despondency is the contrary of dejection; the explication being, This soul is not attained by the faint-hearted.
"The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha" by Madhava Acharya
Both facts are readily explicable by the mosquito malaria theory.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
It is not wholly explicable, but it is a law which governs human intercourse.
"With God in the World" by Charles H. Brent
Every feature of the plant is explicable on similar principles.
"Through Nature to God" by John Fiske
In this radical distinction lies the rational ground for the explication of all the problems which the Limitists raise.
"Know the Truth; A critique of the Hamiltonian Theory of Limitation" by Jesse H. Jones
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In news:

Beyond Dark Glasses Two British journalists try to explicate a word that means everything.
"It's the artist's view of consumeritis," says Harold Brodkey, bending over the picture in his office at The New Yorker, explicating with pleasure.
That old saw that you should never meet your literary heroes ought to extend to their memoirs: Too much anguished explication of thorny inspiration can be at least as disillusioning as gross social ineptitude or dog-doo breath.
SFMOMA's new Jasper Johns retrospective explicates and transmutes.
Leviathan, from 2004, was a bruising explication of Moby Dick.
It's like trying to explain the clouds to someone blind since birth or explicate the melodic gravity of Das Rheingold (or for that matter, Slayer) to a deaf-mute.
That meant, Justice Elena Kagan wrote in dissent, that "five justices specifically reject every aspect of" Justice Alito's "reasoning and every paragraph of its explication.
This means that heavy volumes of explication and analysis of Beckett's work grow apace.
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In science:

Hammer, Reinventing College Physics for Biologists: Explicating an Epistemological Curriculum , Am. J.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
A + rb , χ 2 ν = 8.7 for k) and not easily explicable.
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
Abstraction is necessary to explicate various cases of KS sets generation, thus it is difficult to understand by only reading various symbols in the algorithms.
Three Simple Algorithms to Generate Kochen-Specker Sets with Thirty Six, Thirty Eight and Forty Rays in Three-qubit System
This section explicates steps to generate KS sets of the type 242144–138 .
Three Simple Algorithms to Generate Kochen-Specker Sets with Thirty Six, Thirty Eight and Forty Rays in Three-qubit System
This section explicates steps to generate KS sets of the type 202204–158 .
Three Simple Algorithms to Generate Kochen-Specker Sets with Thirty Six, Thirty Eight and Forty Rays in Three-qubit System
The change of representation between the spinorial wave functions and the cylindrical functions can be given explicity, and appears naturally in the construction of the spin foam dynamics.
The twistorial structure of loop-gravity transition amplitudes
Wheeler pointed out that the genuine explanations about the nature of something do not come about by explicating a concept in terms of similar ones, but by reducing it to a different, more basic kind of ob ject.
Quantum Entanglement on Cosmological Scale
Excellent quantitative explication of a wide range of spectral and transport responses in both normal and CDW phases provides strong support for our scenario, and suggests that soft excitonic liquid fluctuations mediate superconductivity in a broad class of transition metal dichalcogenides on the border of CDW.
Preformed Excitons, Orbital Selectivity, and Charge-Density-Wave Order in 1T-TiSe_2
In conclusion, we show that a whole host of physical responses in 1T-TiSe2 , difficult to reconcile with a band FS nesting or band-JT mechanisms, is provided a natural and good quantitative explication within a new PEL alternative.
Preformed Excitons, Orbital Selectivity, and Charge-Density-Wave Order in 1T-TiSe_2
The case of compactifications of topological groups was explicated by Robinson and Hirschfeld (, ) in the language of nonstandard analysis.
On compactifications and the topological dynamics of definable groups
We give another formal explication of the idea that a c.e. set A can be high in one sense and low in another.
Logic Blog 2012
The physical explication of this will take place in the next section, giving us the physical description of entanglement that we have been looking for, and expanding on the implications that this understanding of entanglement has for, amongst other areas, quantum information theory.
Entanglement without nonlocality
Another important background, B → Dπ (followed by D → K (∗)π) wherein pions are misidentified as muons, can be explicity vetoed by rejecting events in which one of the muons, when assigned the pion mass, reconstructs in combination with a kaon to the D mass.
Rare Leptonic B and b -> s l+ l- Decays at B-factories
Linear approximation also suffices to provide theoretical explication of most of the experimental GR tests, including: gravitational wave detection, light deflection, perihelion precession, time delay measurements and gravitational lensing.
Complex aspects of gravity
As this varieties are emerged in a (bi-)projective space they are polarized in a sense explicated in .
Zero Order Estimates for Analytic Functions
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