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Meaning of IMPLICIT

Pronunciation:  im'plisit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  being without doubt or reserve; "implicit trust"
  2. [adj]  implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "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"

IMPLICIT is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: absolute, implicit in(p), implied, inexplicit, inherent, silent, tacit, underlying, understood, unexpressed, unquestioning, unsaid, unspoken, unstated, unuttered, unverbalised, unverbalized, unvoiced
 Antonyms: explicit, expressed
 See Also: connotative, covert



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*plic"it\, a. [L. implicitus, p. p. of implicare to
entwine, entangle, attach closely: cf. F. implicite. See
1. Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved. [Obs.]

         In his woolly fleece I cling implicit. --Pope.

2. Tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not
   expressed in words; implied; as, an implicit contract or
   agreement. --South.

3. Resting on another; trusting in the word or authority of
   another, without doubt or reserve; unquestioning;
   complete; as, implicit confidence; implicit obedience.

         Back again to implicit faith I fall.  --Donne.

{Implicit function}. (Math.) See under {Function}.

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