Definitions

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  • n. 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.
  • n. The act of freeing from obscurities.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of making clear or transparent, by freeing visible impurities.
  • n. The act of freeing from obscurities.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of clarifying; 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of removing solid particles from a liquid
  • n. an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding

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Examples

  • That we need to even have this clarification is a tragedy and symbol of the weakening of the middle class, the disparity of wealth and more importantly power, and the need for a democratic president ASAP.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Christie's office has since issued what he calls a clarification, saying that he was responding to a direct question.

    CNN Transcript May 5, 2008

  • Christie's office has since issued what it calls a clarification saying that he was responding to a direct question and that, "The U.S. attorney responded that the simple act of being in the United States without proper documentation is not a criminal act under federal law."

    CNN Transcript Apr 29, 2008

  • Arab governments interpreted her comments in Jerusalem as a tilting of U.S. policy toward Israel, but on Monday in Marrakech, Clinton issued what she called a clarification, saying her words in Jerusalem were meant as "positive reinforcement" for the Israelis.

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  • Arab governments interpreted her comments in Jerusalem as a tilting of U.S. policy toward Israel, but on Monday in Marrakech, Clinton issued what she called a clarification, saying her words in Jerusalem were meant as '' positive reinforcement '' for the Israelis.

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  • On Monday in Morocco, Clinton issued what she called a clarification, saying her words in Jerusalem were meant as "positive reinforcement" for the Israelis.

    Hurriyet Dailynews

  • Arab governments interpreted her comments in Jerusalem as a tilting of US policy toward Israel, but on Monday in Marrakech, Clinton issued what she called a clarification, saying her words in Jerusalem were meant as "positive reinforcement" for the Israelis.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Administration officials are already making noises that the "clarification" is necessary because of the so-called vagueness or ambiguity of Common Article 3, especially the prohibition on "humiliating" treatment.

    Balkinization

  • But a minor point of clarification is not the same thing as a countering argument.

    Think Progress » Obama on Tea Partiers: “You would think they would be saying, ‘Thank you’” for my tax cuts.

  • Asking for clarification is not a straw man or non-sequiter.

    Think Progress » Oklahoma declares anti-choice law posting details of women’s abortions online unconstitutional.

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