from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Serving to explain; explanatory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Explanatory; serving to explain logically or in detail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving to unfold or explain; tending to lay open to the understanding; explanatory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving to explicate, or unfold or explain; tending to make clear or intelligible; explanatory. Also explicatory.
From Latin explico ("to unfold, open out") (Wiktionary)