The fact, thing, or expression which is to be explained or explicated.Compare with explicans
- ‘Forms of environmentalism abound, and often the text recognizes that explicans and explicandum can readily change places.’
- ‘Such elucidation would only be plausible if we understood the explicans more clearly than the explicandum.’
Mid 19th century: Latin, ‘something to be explained’, neuter gerundive of explicare.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.