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Pronunciation:  `implu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications"
  2. [n]  a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred; "the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication"
  3. [n]  an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
  4. [n]  a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement); "he was suspected of implication in several robberies"
  5. [n]  a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false

IMPLICATION is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: conditional relation, deduction, entailment, import, logical implication, significance
 See Also: accusal, accusation, illation, inference, innuendo, insinuation, involvement, logical relation, meaning, substance, unspoken accusation, veiled accusation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im`pli*ca"tion\, n. [L. implicatio: cf. F.
1. The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated.

         Three principal causes of firmness are. the
         grossness, the quiet contact, and the implication of
         component parts.                      --Boyle.

2. An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed;
   an inference, or something which may fairly be understood,
   though not expressed in words.

         Whatever things, therefore, it was asserted that the
         king might do, it was a necessary implication that
         there were other things which he could not do.

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