1. The causes (Physics) or reasons (Philosophy) underlying a phenomenon.
2. The prosecutor’s version of how or why a consummated event happened.
3. To theorize
to explain: To externalize or disclose the manner in which an individual believes a consummated event
occurred. An explanation deals exclusively with the past.
(Syn.: reason, motive, theory, why, hearsay, interpretation, justification, version, account, point of view,
allegation, claim, movie, story, history, behavior, tale, novel, clarification, understanding, cause, comment,
rendition, exposition, summary, presentation, meaning, significance, report, statement = narrative?, alibi,
assertion, declaration, opinion, subjective, claim, defense, disclosure, feedback, rebuttal, refutation,
rejoinder, remark, response, reply, admission, confession, criticism, critique, discourse, exposition,
remark, cognition, comprehension, thinking out loud, mental fact/grasp, perception, philosophizing,
representation, speculating, speculation, fable, anecdote, judgment).
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