clarification

Clarification is what you hope to achieve when you make an idea or concept less confusing and easier to understand. This often happens after a detailed or very clear explanation.

Loudspeaker announcements in bus terminals and train stations are always so muffled and difficult to understand that it would be nice if you could at least find someone afterward who could provide clarification. In the realm of science, clarification is also the act of removing solid particles from a liquid so that it is more pure and, in some cases, so that it is transparent.

Definitions of clarification
  1. noun
    the act of removing solid particles from a liquid
    synonyms: clearing
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    type of:
    improvement
    the act of improving something
  2. noun
    an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding
    “the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook”
    synonyms: elucidation, illumination
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    types:
    disambiguation
    clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity
    lexical disambiguation
    disambiguation of the sense of a polysemantic word
    type of:
    interpretation
    an explanation that results from interpreting something
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