elucidation

[ UK /ɪlˌuːsɪdˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
  2. an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding
    the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook
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How To Use elucidation In A Sentence

  • This work led to the elucidation of the enzymes involved, and also dealt a blow to vitalism, the belief that life possessed a special force that distinguished it from non-living chemicals.
  • He also contributed much to the elucidation of the structure of chlorophyll, and for these important achievements he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1930 (cf. Section 3.5). The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The Development of Modern Chemistry
  • The sutra states the doctrine in a apophthegmatic form; the bhasya is a commentary on it; and the vartika is an elucidation of the commentary.
  • The position of the atoms in cytosine could be determined, because under the action of an oxidizing agent this substance breaks down into biuret and oxalic acid, and this elucidation of its constitution was soon followed by its synthesis. Albrecht Kossel - Nobel Lecture
  • In itself, elucidation of this sensitivity will be an interesting result of this discussion.
  • IR theorists have largely failed to follow the English school injunction that history requires ‘the elucidation of the unlikeness between past and present’.
  • Likewise, comparisons of growth series permit elucidation of phylogenetic relationships at lower taxonomic levels such as suborders, families, or subfamilies.
  • That being said, we could probably judge the Gelug commentarial elucidations to be the most profound and the best. Gelug Conference
  • The connotations of the term 'crookback' need some elucidation. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The elucidation of this subject is thus one of the current aims of both theoretical and experimental biophysicists as a preliminary but essential step for the total understanding of the biological functions.
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