|Explicate Ex"pli·cate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Explicated
; present participle & verbal noun Explicating
.] 1. To unfold; to expand; to lay open.
[ Obsolete] "They explicate
the leaves." Blackmore. 2. To unfold the meaning or sense of; to explain; to clear of difficulties or obscurity; to interpret.
The last verse of his last satire is not yet sufficiently explicated . Dryden.
Explication Ex`pli·ca"tion noun
[ Latin explicatio
: confer French explication
.] 1. The act of opening, unfolding, or explaining; explanation; exposition; interpretation.
The explication of our Savior's parables. Atterbury. 2. The sense given by an expositor. Bp. Burnet.
Explicative Ex"pli·ca·tive adjective [ Confer French explicatif .] Serving to unfold or explain; tending to lay open to the understanding; explanatory. Sir W. Hamilton.
Explicator Ex"pli·ca`tor noun [ Latin ] One who unfolds or explains; an expounder; an explainer.
Explicatory Ex"pli·ca`to·ry adjective Explicative. Barrow.
Explicit Ex"pli·cit [ Late Latin , an abbreviation of explicitus ( est liber ) the book (which anciently was a roll of parchment) is unfolded (and, of course, "finished"). See Explicit , adjective ] A word formerly used (as finis is now) at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end.
Explicit Ex·plic"it adjective
[ Latin explicitus
; past participle of explicare
to unfold: confer French explicite
. See Explicate
.] 1. Not implied merely, or conveyed by implication; distinctly stated; plain in language; open to the understanding; clear; not obscure or ambiguous; express; unequivocal; as, an explicit declaration.
The language of the charter was too explicit to admit of a doubt. Bancroft. 2. Having no disguised meaning or reservation; unreserved; outspoken; -- applied to persons; as, he was earnest and explicit in his statement. Explicit function
. (Math.) See under Function . Syn.
-- Express; clear; plain; open; unreserved; unambiguous. -- Explicit
denotes a setting forth in the plainest language, so that the meaning can not be misunderstood; as, an explicit
is stronger than explicit
: it adds force to clearness. An express
promise or engagement is not only unambiguous, but stands out in bold relief, with the most binding hold on the conscience. An explicit
statement; a clear and explicit
direction; no words can be more explicit
. An explicit
command; an express
prohibition. "An express
declaration goes forcibly and directly to the point. An explicit
declaration leaves nothing ambiguous." C. J. Smith.
Explicitly Ex·plic"it·ly adverb In an explicit manner; clearly; plainly; without disguise or reservation of meaning; not by inference or implication; as, he explicitly avows his intention.
Explicitness Ex·plic"it·ness noun The quality of being explicit; clearness; directness. Jer. Taylor.
Explode Ex·plode" intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Exploded ; present participle & verbal noun Exploding .] [ Latin explodere , explosum , to drive out, drive out a player by clapping; ex out+ plaudere , plodere , to clap, strike, applaud: confer Old French exploder . See Plausible .] 1. To become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame; as, gunpowder explodes . 2. To burst with force and a loud report; to detonate, as a shell filled with powder or the like material, or as a boiler from too great pressure of steam. 3. To burst forth with sudden violence and noise; as, at this, his wrath exploded .
Explode Ex·plode" transitive verb 1. To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play.
Him old and young Milton. 2. To bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine.
Exploded , and seized with violent hands.
Old exploded contrivances of mercantile fraud. Burke.
To explode and exterminate dark atheism. Bently. 3. To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire. 4. To drive out with violence and noise, as by powder.
But late the kindled powder did explode Blackmore.
The massy ball and the brass tube unload.
Explodent Ex·plod"ent noun 1. An instrument or agent causing explosion; an exploder; also, an explosive. 2. See Explosive , noun , 2.
Exploder Ex·plod"er noun 1. One who or that which explodes. 2. One who rejects an opinion or scheme with open contempt. South.
Exploit Ex·ploit" noun
[ Middle English esploit
success, Old French esploit
,revenue, product, vigor, force, exploit, French exploit
exploit, from Latin explicitum
, propast participle p. neut. of explicare
to unfold, display, exhibit; ex
to fold. See Ply
, and confer Explicit
.] 1. A deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement; as, the exploits of Alexander the Great.
Ripe for exploits and mighty enterprises. Shak. 2. Combat; war.
He made haste to exploit some warlike service. Holland. 2.
[ French exploiter
.] To utilize; to make available; to get the value or usefulness out of; as, to exploit a mine or agricultural lands; to exploit public opinion.
[ Recent] 3. Hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon.
In no sense whatever does a man who accumulates a fortune by legitimate industry exploit his employés or make his capital "out of" anybody else. W. G. Sumner.
Exploitation Ex`ploi·ta"tion noun [ French] The act of exploiting or utilizing. J. D. Whitney.
Exploiture Ex·ploi"ture noun 1. The act of exploiting or accomplishing; achievement. [ Obsolete] Udall. 2. Exploitation. Harper's Mag.
Explorable Ex·plor"a·ble adjective That may be explored; as, an explorable region.
Explorate Ex·plo"rate transitive verb [ Latin explorare , exploratum .] To explore. [ Obsolete] Sir. T. Browne.
Exploration Ex`plo·ra"tion noun
[ Latin exploratio
: confer French exploration
.] The act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery; examination; as, the exploration of unknown countries
; (Medicine) physical examination.
"An exploration of doctrine." Bp. Hall.
Explorative Ex·plor"a·tive adjective Exploratory.
Explorator Ex"plo·ra`tor noun [ Latin ] One who explores; one who examines closely; a searcher.
Exploratory Ex·plor"a·to·ry adjective [ Latin exploratorius .] Serving or intended to explore; searching; examining; explorative. Sir H. Wotton.
Explore Ex·plore" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Explored
; present participle & verbal noun Exploring
.] [ Latin explorare
to explore; ex
to cry out aloud,prob. orig., to cause to flow; perhaps akin to English flow
: confer French explorer
.] 1. To seek for or after; to strive to attain by search; to look wisely and carefully for.
Explores the lost, the wandering sheep directs. Pope. 2. To search through or into; to penetrate or range over for discovery; to examine thoroughly; as, to explore new countries or seas; to explore the depths of science.
"Hidden frauds [ to] explore
Explorement Ex·plore"ment noun The act of exploring; exploration. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.
Explorer Ex·plor"er noun One who explores; also, an apparatus with which one explores, as a diving bell.
Exploring Ex·plor"ing adjective Employed in, or designed for, exploration. " Exploring parties." Bancroft.
Explosion Ex·plo"sion noun
[ Latin explosio
a driving off by clapping: confer French explosion
explosion. See Explode
.] 1. The act of exploding; detonation; a chemical action which causes the sudden formation of a great volume of expanded gas; as, the explosion of gunpowder, of fire damp,etc. 2. A bursting with violence and loud noise, because of internal pressure; as, the explosion of a gun, a bomb, a steam boiler, etc. 3. A violent outburst of feeling, manifested by excited language, action, etc.; as, an explosion of wrath.
A formidable explosion of high-church fanaticism. Macaulay.
Explosive Ex·plo"sive adjective [ Confer French explosif .] Driving or bursting out with violence and noise; causing explosion; as, the explosive force of gunpowder.
Explosive Ex·plo"sive noun 1. An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitro-glycerine. 2. A sound produced by an explosive impulse of the breath; (Phonetics) one of consonants p , b , t , d , k , g , which are sounded with a sort of explosive power of voice. [ See Guide to Pronunciation , √ 155-7, 184.]
Explosively Ex·plo"sive·ly adverb In an explosive manner.
Expoliation Ex·po`li·a"tion noun See Exspoliation . [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Expolish Ex·pol"ish transitive verb [ Confer Latin expolire . See Polish .] To polish thoroughly. [ Obsolete] Heywood.
Expone Ex·pone" transitive verb [ Middle English exponen . See Expound .] To expound; to explain; also, to expose; to imperil. [ Old Eng. & Scotch] Drummond.
Exponent Ex·po"nent noun [ Latin exponens , -entis , present participle of exponere to put out, set forth, expose. See Expound .] 1. (Alg.) A number, letter, or any quantity written on the right hand of and above another quantity, and denoting how many times the latter is repeated as a factor to produce the power indicated ; thus a 2 denotes the second power, and a x the x th power, of a (2 and x being the exponents ). A fractional exponent , or index, is used to denote the root of a quantity. Thus, a ⅓ denotes the third or cube root of a . 2. One who, or that which, stands as an index or representative; as, the leader of a party is the exponent of its principles. Exponent of a ratio , the quotient arising when the antecedent is divided by the consequent; thus, 6 is the exponent of the ratio of 30 to 5. [ R.]
Exponential Ex`po·nen"tial adjective [ Confer French exponentiel .] Pertaining to exponents; involving variable exponents; as, an exponential expression; exponential calculus; an exponential function. Exponential curve , a curve whose nature is defined by means of an exponential equation. -- Exponential equation , an equation which contains an exponential quantity, or in which the unknown quantity enters as an exponent. -- Exponential quantity (Math.) , a quantity whose exponent is unknown or variable, as a x . -- Exponential series , a series derived from the development of exponential equations or quantities.
Export Ex·port" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exported
; present participle & verbal noun Exporting
.] [ Latin exportare
to carry : confer French exporter
. See Port
demeanor.] 1. To carry away; to remove.
[ They] export honor from a man, and make him a return in envy. Bacon. 2. To carry or send abroad, or out of a country, especially to foreign countries, as merchandise or commodities in the way of commerce; -- the opposite of import ; as, to export grain, cotton, cattle, goods, etc.
Export Ex"port noun 1. The act of exporting; exportation; as, to prohibit the export of wheat or tobacco. 2. That which is exported; a commodity conveyed from one country or State to another in the way of traffic; -- used chiefly in the plural, exports .
The ordinary course of exchange . . . between two places must likewise be an indication of the ordinary course of their exports and imports. A. Smith.
Exportability Ex·port`a·bil"i·ty noun The quality or state of being suitable for exportation.
To increase the exportability of native goods. J. P. Peters.
Exportable Ex·port"a·ble adjective Suitable for exportation; as, exportable products.
Exportation Ex`por·ta"tion noun [ Latin exportatio : confer French exporation .] 1. The act of exporting; the act of conveying or sending commodities abroad or to another country, in the course of commerce. 2. Commodity exported; an export. 3. The act of carrying out. [ R.] Bourne.
Exporter Ex·port"er noun One who exports; the person who sends goods or commodities to a foreign country, in the way of commerce; -- opposed to importer .
Exposal Ex·pos"al noun Exposure. Swift.
Expose Ex·pose" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exposed
; present participle & verbal noun Exposing
.] [ French exposer
; prefix ex-
to place. See Pose
, transitive verb
] 1. To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection.
Those who seek truth only, freely expose their principles to the test, and are pleased to have them examined. Locke. 2. To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat.
Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. Shak. 3. To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the like; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor.
You only expose the follies of men, without arraigning their vices. Dryden. 4. To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat, liar, or hypocrite.
Exposé Ex`po`sé" noun [ French, propast participle p. of exposer . See Expose , transitive verb ] A formal recital or exposition of facts; exposure, or revelation, of something which some one wished to keep concealed.
Exposedness Ex·pos"ed·ness noun The state of being exposed, laid open, or unprotected; as, an exposedness to sin or temptation.
Exposer Ex·pos"er noun One who exposes or discloses.
Exposition Ex`po·si"tion noun
[ Latin expositio
, from exponere
: confer French exposition
. See Expound
.] 1. The act of exposing or laying open; a setting out or displaying to public view. 2. The act of expounding or of laying open the sense or meaning of an author, or a passage; explanation; interpretation; the sense put upon a passage; a law, or the like, by an interpreter; hence, a work containing explanations or interpretations; a commentary.
You know the law; your exposition Shak. 3. Situation or position with reference to direction of view or accessibility to influence of sun, wind, etc.; exposure; as, an easterly exposition ; an exposition to the sun.
Hath been most sound.
[ Obsolete] Arbuthnot. 4. A public exhibition or show, as of industrial and artistic productions; as, the Paris Exposition of 1878.
[ A Gallicism]
Expositive Ex·pos"i·tive adjective Serving to explain; expository. Bp. Pearson.
Expositor Ex·pos"i·tor noun [ Latin See Expound .] One who, or that which, expounds or explains; an expounder; a commentator. Bp. Horsley.
Expository Ex·pos"i·to·ry adjective Pertaining to, or containing, exposition; serving to explain; explanatory; illustrative; exegetical.
A glossary or expository index to the poetical writers. Johnson.
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