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- n. A making clear; the act of elucidating or that which elucidates, as an explanation, an exposition, an illustration; as, one example may serve for further elucidation of the subject.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A making clear; the act of elucidating or that which elucidates, as an explanation, an exposition, an illustration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of elucidating or of throwing light upon any obscure subject.
- n. That which explains or throws light; explanation; illustration: as, one example may serve for an elucidation of the subject.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
- n. an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding
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This process is, in fact, the prime source for any organic substance, consequently its elucidation is one of science's key tasks.
In order to give this discovery its full physiological import, some more elucidation is required.
Its elucidation is perhaps essential to a clear understanding not only of the dogged determination of the Chinese people to accept the Japanese challenge even in the face of insurmountable difficulties but also of what is uppermost in their minds today with regard to problems of the post-war world.
Before crossing the 50th meridian, the undulations arising from the distribution of land and water in the neighbourhood of these vast inland seas would receive considerable elucidation from the shorter intervals of observation, and after passing the 50th meridian the extent of undulation, as compared with that observed by the more southerly vessels, would be more distinctly marked by the three-hourly series.
And just to reply to the catharsism lacking elucidation, that is not necessary.
Among Hinshelwood's major contributions his detailed elucidation of the mechanism for the reaction between oxygen and hydrogen can be mentioned, whereas Semenov's award was for his studies of so-called chain reactions.
He also contributed much to the elucidation of the structure of chlorophyll, and for these important achievements he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1930 (cf. Section 3.5).
UCLA and John C. Walker of the MRC Laboratory in Cambridge shared one-half of the 1997 prize for their elucidation of the mechanism of ATP synthesis; the other half of the prize went to Jens C. Skou in
Some further elucidation should follow that lede but, basically, the lede communicates the essential nugget of information, true or not.
But thanks for the clear and concise elucidation of both of your points!