Explain

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspleɪn/ ?

To explain is to tell how you know something. For example, an explanation of how you know if two lines are parallel might state, "Two lines are parallel if they never intersect."

A proof is a formal explanation of a mathematical concept.

References

  1. explain. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=explain&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.
  2. explanation. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=explain&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

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