Definitions for explicitɪkˈsplɪs ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•plic•itɪkˈsplɪs ɪt(adj.)

  1. fully and clearly expressed; leaving nothing implied:

    explicit instructions.

  2. clearly developed or formulated:

    explicit intent.

  3. unreserved in expression; outspoken:

    explicit language.

  4. having sexual acts or nudity clearly depicted:

    explicit movies; explicit books.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of explicit:

1605–15; < L explicitus, var. ptp. of explicāre. See explicate

ex•plic′it•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. explicit, expressed(adj)

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

    "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"

  2. denotative, explicit(adj)

    in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

Wiktionary

  1. explicit(Adjective)

    Very specific, clear, or detailed.

    I gave explicit instructions for him to stay here, but he followed me, anyway.

  2. explicit(Adjective)

    Containing material (e.g. language or film footage) that might be deemed offensive or graphic.

    The film had several scenes including explicit language and sex.

  3. Origin: First attested 1609, from explicite, from explicitus, a past participle of explico, from ex- + plico. Pornographic sense is from 1971.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Explicit(adj)

    a word formerly used (as finis is now) at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end

  2. Explicit(adj)

    not implied merely, or conveyed by implication; distinctly stated; plain in language; open to the understanding; clear; not obscure or ambiguous; express; unequivocal; as, an explicit declaration

  3. Explicit(adj)

    having no disguised meaning or reservation; unreserved; outspoken; -- applied to persons; as, he was earnest and explicit in his statement

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'explicit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4646

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'explicit' in Adjectives Frequency: #631


Translations for explicit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

explicit(adjective)

stated, or stating, fully and clearly

explicit instructions; Can you be more explicit?

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