from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Additional explanation or explanatory material.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An additional explanation or explanatory material.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A full or additional explanation; exegesis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Subjoined explanation or elucidation; specifically, in rhetoric, the act of subjoining a word, phrase, clause, or passage in order to explain more fully the meaning of an indefinite or obscure expression; the immediate restatement of an idea in a clearer or fuller form.
Greek epexēgēsis, from epexēgeisthai, to explain in detail : ep-, epi-, epi- + exēgeisthai, to explain; see exegesis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek ἐπεξήγησις (epeksēgēsis), from ἐπεξηγέομαι (epeksēgeomai, "I explain in detail"), from ἐπί (epi, "addition") + ἐξηγέομαι (eksēgeomai, "I narrate, describe") (Wiktionary)