Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the act of removing solid particles from a liquid
  • noun 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.

    Lilly Ledbetter and Anti Discrimination

  • 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 4, 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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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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  • 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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