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IMPLICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does implication mean? 

IMPLICATION (noun)
  The noun IMPLICATION has 5 senses:

1. something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
2. a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
3. an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
4. a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form 'if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false
5. a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement)

  Familiarity information: IMPLICATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPLICATION (noun)


Sense 1implication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

entailment; implication; deduction

Context example:

his resignation had political implications

Hypernyms ("implication" is a kind of...):

illation; inference (the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation)


Sense 2implication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

significance; implication; import

Context examples:

the significance of his remark became clear only later / the expectation was spread both by word and by implication

Hypernyms ("implication" is a kind of...):

meaning; substance (the idea that is intended)


Sense 3implication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("implication" is a kind of...):

accusal; accusation (a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "implication"):

unspoken accusation; veiled accusation (an accusation that is understood without needing to be spoken)

innuendo; insinuation (an indirect (and usually malicious) implication)


Sense 4implication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A logical relation between propositions p and q of the form 'if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

conditional relation; logical implication; implication

Hypernyms ("implication" is a kind of...):

logical relation (a relation between propositions)


Sense 5implication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Context example:

he was suspected of implication in several robberies

Hypernyms ("implication" is a kind of...):

involvement (a connection of inclusion or containment)


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