clarification-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: the act of removing confusion, removing obstacles to understanding

Commentary: CLARIFICATION[+event][+communication][+removal][+confusion]
NOTE: often a speech act, sometimes a thought process

The debate presented the candidates with an opportunity to provide further clarification of their economic and political platforms.
Bob needed some quiet time alone for the clarification of his thoughts on the matter.
The professor's clarification of the concept of thermal entropy was helpful to the students.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the process of removing solids from a liquid

Commentary: CLARIFICATION[+event][+physical][+procedure][+removal][+solids][+from_liquid]

This recipe calls for the clarification of a cup of butter.
They achieve clarification of the blood samples through a centrifuge.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)