explicative

[ ek-spli-key-tiv, ik-splik-uh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF explicative
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The first and second are informative, explicative, they take in and dothe other gives out.

The explicative myths, arising from utility, from the necessity of knowing.

All of Edwards's other writings may be arranged in relation to this principle,—as introductory, explicative, or defensive.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "having the function of explaining," from Latin explicativus, from explicare (see explicit). As a noun, from 1775.

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