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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Old French clarification.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clarification (countable and uncountable, plural clarifications)

  1. The act of clarifying; the act or process of making clear or transparent by freeing visible impurities; particularly, the clearing or fining of liquid substances from feculent matter by the separation of the insoluble particles which prevent the liquid from being transparent.
    The clarification of wine.
  2. The act of freeing from obscurities.
    Your ideas deserve clarification.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1627, Sir Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum: Or a Natural History in Ten Centuries
    To know the means of accelerating clarification [in liquors] we must know the causes of clarification.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • clarification in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

clarifier +‎ -ation.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clarification f (plural clarifications)

  1. clarification

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

clarification f (oblique plural clarifications, nominative singular clarification, nominative plural clarifications)

  1. clarification