Definition of clarification in English:

clarification

noun

  • [mass noun] The action of making a statement or situation less confused and more comprehensible.

    ‘please advise us if you require further clarification’
    [as count noun] [count noun] ‘the remaining changes are small clarifications’
    • ‘Clarification is being sought from the Western Health Board on the specific areas to be affected by the cuts.’
    • ‘For further clarification, I do not regard a broad, community-wide marketing scheme to be an indirect solicitation.’
    • ‘Still, there are a variety of ways in which we might seek some clarification.’
    • ‘I may be spoken to for clarification of any amounts.’
    • ‘Either way, we look forward to its anticipated clarification later today.’
    • ‘A few days later, Anne wrote to Eircom looking for clarification.’
    • ‘There are issues on which I would like clarification from the Russian ambassador.’
    • ‘Clarification was sought about laws governing skating in streets outside the mall.’
    • ‘Use this time to ask for clarification of difficult points or simply to fill in information you missed the first time.’
    • ‘On your June 27 issue, I would like to make a clarification.’
    • ‘I would like to add some clarification of my own.’
    • ‘Cllr Pat McCarthy said he wanted clarification on whether or not the car park would contravene the development plan.’
    • ‘I'd just like to add some things, you know, for clarification.’
    • ‘He had only sought clarification on a taxation matter, he said.’
    • ‘That last comment was from me, by way of clarification.’
    • ‘Counsel took him through selected passages in the notebooks, asking for further clarification.’
    • ‘Some NGOs are preparing a legal intervention to seek such a clarification.’
    • ‘Nurse practitioners expressed a need for clarification of the definition of reliable birth control.’
    • ‘From the floor, I ask for clarification on the numbers.’
    • ‘Sinn Féin hit back, with Martin McGuinness stating there was no need for clarification of the IRA statement.’
    explanation, elucidation, illumination, simplification
    exposition, explication, exegesis
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Pronunciation:

clarification

/ˌklarɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/