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  1. explanansnoun

    (logic) statements that explain the explicandum; the explanatory premises


  1. explanansnoun

    A collection of propositions that, taken together, explain another proposition (the explanandum).

  2. Etymology: From the below.


  1. explanans

    An explanandum (a Latin term) is a sentence describing a phenomenon that is to be explained, and the explanans are the sentences adduced as explanations of that phenomenon. For example, one person may pose an explanandum by asking "Why is there smoke?", and another may provide an explanans by responding "Because there is a fire". In this example, "smoke" is the explanandum, and "fire" is the explanans.


  1. explanans

    Explanans is a term used in philosophy, specifically in the philosophy of science, referring to the collection of facts, premises, or evidence that is used to explain or account for a phenomenon. It is the part of an explanation that aims to clarify why or how a particular explanandum (the phenomenon to be explained) is the case. The explanans must contain enough information or evidence to logically or scientifically establish the validity or truth of the explanandum.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of explanans in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of explanans in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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