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clarify

[kler′əfī]
(in chemistry) to clear a turbid liquid by allowing any suspended matter to settle, by adding a substance that precipitates any suspended matter, or by heating. clarification, n.

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Q. Can someone…clarify which is the best and reliable one? Hi I am 23 years woman............ I am confused with the different type of tests and diagnosis my friend is having as she is being suspected for breasts cancer. Can someone…clarify which is the best and reliable one?

A. Please understand that all the tests that are being carried out are reliable and it would entirely depend upon the requirement and treatment stages. They would also depend upon age groups , stages of cancer etc. In general the different types are: clinical breast examination done by the clinicians in a clinic. Mammogram, which are special X-ray to check abnormal growth changes in the breast tissues. Chance of cyst to be confused by breast cancer is resolved by ultrasound. To check if the particular tissue is cancerous is done by breast biopsy.

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And Rorty does help the argument along, but only insofar as his misreadings of both traditions prove clarificatory.
Yet while the uncertainty over whether or not this glass of milk contains poison does complicate the clarificatory role more typically performed by objects in Hitchcock's films, it is an ambiguity that nevertheless remains distinct from the kind associated with their counterpart in Lang's films.
Though I aim here to answer Sullivan's questions head-on, I do want to acknowledge that the formulations in the original paper were overly streamlined, and I am grateful for Sullivan's clarificatory question and for the opportunity to address it.
Analytic judgments are, therefore, explicative; they do not add to our knowledge but perform an essential clarificatory role.
Respondents were found to pursue a mix of confusion-reduction strategies that were either simplificatory or clarificatory.
Since our results will critically depend on the nature of the monitoring technology assumed, two additional clarificatory comments are in order at this juncture.
Given James's predilection for pedantry, but more especially, his manipulation of pedantry for politically expeditious reasons such as `croaking' his meaning, a few clarificatory notes in regard to the phrase are in order.
Apollonius disagrees: `it is clear that <[GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]> is clarificatory here.
The text is an anthology of quotations from earlier Sanskrit works, with a few clarificatory comments by the author Kesava, a royal official.
intimate that these paraphrases are anything other than of clarificatory significance" - the meaning of this eludes me: what else could S.
After further clarificatory discussion and a short break, observers were reminded of their category definitions, the 10-minute experimental videotape B of studying behaviour was shown and they recorded the assigned behaviour(s) as before.
The second form of analysis wants to be faithful to the actual use of concepts in the aesthetic field and aims at a clarificatory overview.