Clarification - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌklærəfɪˈkeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word clarification
Brit.  |ˌklarɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word clarification

noun

- an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding(syn: elucidation, illumination)

the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook

- the act of removing solid particles from a liquid (syn: clearing)

Examples

Can you clarify exactly what it is you're proposing?

Her explanation did not clarify matters much.

The president was forced to clarify his position on the issue.

The committee clarified the manager's duties.

a substance used to clarify wine

There have been a number of official changes and clarifications.

Email us if you require further clarification on how to order.

I asked for clarification on the legal position.

the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook

The evidence suggests a need for more clarification

Word forms

noun
singular: clarification
plural: clarifications
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