Definitions

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  • adv. With regard to explanatory power

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an explanatory manner; by way of explanation; with a view to explain.

Etymologies

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explanatory +‎ -ly

Examples

  • You see, "explanatorily," they aren't my real relations. "

    Jewel

  • The same response goes for the festival's opening-night movie, rather self-explanatorily titled "Score: A Hockey Musical."

    The Other Big Show: Toronto Film Festival

  • I don't understand your use of the word 'suppose', as if considering mind as foundational, ontologically and explanatorily, weren't the default position throughout recorded history.

    A Useless Critic

  • Stunny: Theism asserts that reality is by metaphysical necessity non-capricious, since theism is the hypothesis that the ontologically and explanatorily ultimate reality is necessarily and perfectly rational.

    An Interview with Elisabet Sahtouris

  • Theism asserts that reality is by metaphysical necessity non-capricious, since theism is the hypothesis that the ontologically and explanatorily ultimate reality is necessarily and perfectly rational.

    An Interview with Elisabet Sahtouris

  • Since the scenario is conceivable, it is possible, and since it is possible, then whatever consciousness is, it is explanatorily independent of those activities.

    Coordinated Evolution

  • Use/Identity Theorists claim that their theories are explanatorily more powerful than traditional semantic theories.

    Quotation

  • Each is explanatorily independent from the other, (although not from God).

    Prologue

  • Many may share some of the reservations of their Behaviorist predecessors about the place of introspection and subjectivity in science, but they take the view that imagery must be real (and scientifically interesting) because it is explanatorily necessary: The results of many experiments on cognitive functioning, they hold, cannot be satisfactorily explained without making appeal to the storage and processing of imaginal mental representations.

    His Name Was Do Re Mi

  • Spinoza holds Thought and Extension to be explanatorily self-contained.

    Prologue

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