• (America) IPA: /ɪˌlu.sɪˈdeɪ.ʃən/


  1. A making clear; the act of elucidating or that which elucidates, as an explanation, an exposition, an illustration
    • 6 December 2016, Christopher Hooton writing in The Independent, Westworld: Ed Harris doesn’t have a clue what’s going on either ↗
      The finale might not provide much elucidation, a feature-length instalment that bombarded the viewer with information.
    • 1912, Percy Brown, Picturesque Nepal
      At a time like the present when Eastern æsthetics are attracting the attention of scholars in all quarters, and particularly when the great field of Buddhist art is coming more into focus, a view of a little-known aspect of this subject may perhaps be the humble means of assisting in the elucidation of some of the complex problems with which this study is surrounded.
    • 1798, Thomas Malthus. An Essay on the Principle of Population
      The essay might, undoubtedly, have been rendered much more complete by a collection of a greater number of facts in elucidation of the general argument.

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