explanans definition

  • noun:
    • an accumulation propositions that, taken collectively, describe another idea (the explanandum).
    • (reasoning) statements that give an explanation for explicandum; the explanatory premises
    • an accumulation of propositions that, taken collectively, clarify another idea (the explanandum).
    • (reasoning) statements that explain the explicandum; the explanatory premises

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