Definition of explication noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

explication

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌeksplɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeksplɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
[countable, uncountable](formal)
 
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a very detailed explanation of an idea or a work of literature careful explications of classical texts