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that which provides a reason or justification

a fact or circumstance that gives logical support to an assertion, claim, or proposal

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the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase 'the whys and wherefores'

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That's why he's waiting for the result of the investigation, the whys and the wherefores of the accident,' Panelo told reporters.
"The President is concerned, that's why he is waiting for the result of the investigation the whys and wherefores of the accident," he added.
Filled with hands-on activities designed to teach the hows and whys of birding behavior, and cultivate the joy and wonder of observing birds in the wild, I Love Birds!
We walk about our surroundings with barely a thought of the hows and whys and whos that brought about how we live.
Lavrov says he wants to see implementation, as well as the hows and whys. " It is necessary to wait for what will happen after this announcement.
grants this mighty, brilliant, gallant animal the rock star treatment, detailing the ways and whys that humans and bears have interacted -- not always pleasantly, of course.
This book is not a list of actual games with annotations like Annette Lamb would write for her column in Teacher Librarian, but it is about the theory behind gamification with lots about the whys and hows of getting involved in this whole idea.
And that's when I found the 5 Whys, a strategy known for its use by Toyota Motor Corporation.
Rabbi Edward Feld, who oversaw the creation of Siddur Lev Shalem, joins Vox Tablet host Sara Ivry to talk about the whats, whys, and hows behind this new prayer book.
The Wonder Whys is a group of inquisitive 14-24-year-olds interested in doing, making and questioning the world we live in.
But if you're a bit nerdy like myself, you may like to know the hows and whys and have a little play around with different scenarios before the split which comes after this weekend's fixtures are completed.
Despite variances in backgrounds and behaviors, I've found that every client generally fits into one of two categories: the "how" types (hows) and the "why" types (whys).
Legault's compendium walks readers through the hows and whys of astronomical imaging, from basic camera-on-tripod skyscape photography to the more complex and demanding processes that use specialized telescopes and cameras for a variety of astronomical subjects, including the $un, Moon, planets, artificial satellites, and deep-sky targets such as nebulae and galaxies.
By building a bridge between physics and partial differential equations, they hope readers will become proficient in the use of the important fundamental equations in modern physics; to gain familiarity with the whys, wherefores, and derivation of these equations; and to understand some commonly used mathematical models more easily.