Definition of explicans in English:

explicans

noun

Philosophy
  • The explanation or explication given for a fact, thing, or expression.

    Compare with explicandum
    • ‘Such elucidation would only be plausible if we understood the explicans more clearly than the explicandum.’

Origin

Late 19th century: Latin, present participle of explicare explain.

Pronunciation:

explicans

/ˌɛksplɪˈkanz/