Definition of explicatory in US English:

explicatory

adjective

  • See explicate

    • ‘How does a museum ‘do’ imperial economics or the impact of English-style laws without drowning the visitor in documents and explicatory text?’
    • ‘Written in a clear, easy-to-follow style, the book is well researched, as is evident in the copious explicatory notes, at the end of the book, for each chapter.’
    • ‘Its images tend to generate multiple interpretations - and do so without an accompanying sense of explicatory adequacy or closure.’
    • ‘Prefacing involves an explicatory introduction to a reading of a work.’
    • ‘Only from reading the explicatory reviews did I find out.’

Pronunciation

explicatory

/ikˈsplikəˌtôrē/