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The concept of a weighted blanket is pretty self-explanatory.

The weather and calendar widgets are mostly self-explanatory, offering useful information at a glance.

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Both pages in this case had good heading use, although it could be argued that the headings are more explanatory and easy to skim on the post that did well.

America is enduring roughly a Pearl Harbor’s worth of death per day, minus the explanatory power of a military attack from the sky.

The first and last ones are sort of self explanatory—active apps and sites currently have access to your data, while revoked ones used to be able to access your data but can’t anymore.

For centuries scientists included God as a part of their explanatory package.

Then he integrated his findings into broader theories with deep explanatory power.

This means that the camera has to be static and I have to include some explanatory inter-titles.

I went on to argue that the explanatory deficiencies of ID are overwhelming, extending far beyond bad and sinister design.

One of the more recent ones, for example, is titled “God Hates Malaysia,” and is pretty self-explanatory.

It is perhaps explanatory of the way things went for Sara Lee from that time on that he quite forgot his newspapers.

The critical and explanatory notes which accompanied it gave the book a high value.

This participial construction is frequent in Milton as in Latin: it is equivalent to an explanatory clause.

Many explanatory remarks are inserted to elucidate the story.

After a brief explanatory conference, the minister thoughtfully went his way.

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On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to explanatory, such as: analytical, informative, interpretive, supplementary, allegorical, and annotative.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.