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IMPLICIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does implicit mean? 

IMPLICIT (adjective)
  The adjective IMPLICIT has 2 senses:

1. implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something
2. being without doubt or reserve

  Familiarity information: IMPLICIT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPLICIT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something

Synonyms:

implicit; inexplicit

Context examples:

an implicit agreement not to raise the subject / there was implicit criticism in his voice / anger was implicit in the argument / the oak is implicit in the acorn

Similar:

implicit in; inherent; underlying (in the nature of something though not readily apparent)

implied; silent; tacit; understood (indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly)

unexpressed; unsaid; unspoken; unstated; unuttered; unverbalised; unverbalized; unvoiced (not made explicit)

Also:

connotative (having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit)

covert (secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed)

Attribute:

explicitness (clarity as a consequence of being explicit)

Antonym:

explicit (precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication)


Sense 2implicit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being without doubt or reserve

Synonyms:

implicit; unquestioning

Context example:

implicit trust

Similar:

absolute (perfect or complete or pure)


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