Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of explain; one who explains.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who explains; an expounder or expositor; a commentator; an interpreter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who explains; an expositor; an interpreter.

Etymologies

explain + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (If you're confused by all these terms, check out our mobile term explainer here.) [GigaOM]

    Gizmodo

  • The most helpful explainer is about Default contact groups, which really explains the five contact groups that you can’t delete, rename or change, and the one contact group that drives a lot of office app veterans nuts:

    The Complete Guide To Fixing Google Contacts | Lifehacker Australia

  • It also doesn't cover restoration costs required under the Natural Resource Damage Assessment, some paraphrase explainer?

    The Oshkosh Northwestern Latest Headlines

  • Click here for a useful "explainer" from Christainity Today on the Constitution and tax laws as applied to churches.

    RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • The story lineup -- a look at planet Xena (yet another "10th planet" candidate), stem cell research workarounds, a pandemic flu "explainer," the un-extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, and the rise in the number and intensity of hurricanes and the link to global warming, and vat-grown meat -- looks interesting.

    Boing Boing: December 18, 2005 - December 24, 2005 Archives

  • He supplemented his earnings from the bookshop with an evening job as an 'explainer' in a cinema.

    WILD SWANS THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA

  • And I rejoice that I was left to deal with the Bible alone; for if I had had some theological "explainer" at my side, he might have tried, as such do, to lessen my indignation against Jacob, and thereby have warped my moral sense for ever; while the great apocalyptic spectacle of the ultimate triumph of right and justice might have been turned to the base purposes of a pious lampooner of the Papacy.

    Science & Education

  • 'explainer'; CNN. expElements.expand2Store = mediaObj;

    REALNEO for all - Regional Economics Action Links North East Ohio

  • TV just did a nice explainer of who Whiz Khalifa is for the folks at home.7.11pm: Joshua Alston – Hey Brian, thanks for the introduction!

    Grammy awards 2012 – live coverage

  • Since many of the comments so far address length and “feel”, this explainer: I sat down and wrote this in one sitting and stopped.

    GLASS HOUSES • by TW Williams

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