Definition of explicandum in US English:

explicandum

noun

Philosophy
  • The fact, thing, or expression which is to be explained or explicated.

    Compare with explicans
    • ‘Such elucidation would only be plausible if we understood the explicans more clearly than the explicandum.’
    • ‘Forms of environmentalism abound, and often the text recognizes that explicans and explicandum can readily change places.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: Latin, ‘something to be explained’, neuter gerundive of explicare.

Pronunciation

explicandum

/ˌekspləˈkandəm/