Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspleɪn/ Explain

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.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, explain. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 75. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Explain. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/e/explain.html.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
7/5/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
6/11/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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