Definitions for implicationˌɪm plɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•pli•ca•tionˌɪm plɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. something implied or suggested as naturally to be inferred or understood:

    an implication of dishonesty.

  2. the act of implying.

  3. the state of being implied.

  4. the relation between two propositions such that the second is not false when the first is true.

    Category: Philosphy

  5. the act of implicating.

  6. the state of being implicated.

  7. a likely relationship:

    the religious implications of ancient astrology.

Origin of implication:

1400–50; late ME < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. deduction, entailment, implication(noun)

    something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)

    "his resignation had political implications"

  2. significance, import, implication(noun)

    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. implication(noun)

    an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection

  4. implication, logical implication, conditional relation(noun)

    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. implication(noun)

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

    "he was suspected of implication in several robberies"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. implication(noun)ˌɪm plɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    a result or effect; = consequence

    a decision that will have serious implications for his future

  2. implicationˌɪm plɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    a suggestion that sth is true without saying it directly

    The implication was that anyone who disagreed with him would be fired.

  3. implicationˌɪm plɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    when sb implicates sb in sth bad or illegal

    the implication of two senior executives in the case


  1. implication(Noun)

    The act of implicating.

  2. implication(Noun)

    The state of being implicated.

  3. implication(Noun)

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

  4. implication(Noun)

    (countable) The connective in propositional calculus that, when joining two predicates A and B in that order, has the meaning "if A is true, then B is true".

  5. Origin: From implicationem (accusative of implicatio).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Implication(noun)

    the act of implicating, or the state of being implicated

  2. Implication(noun)

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

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'implication' in Nouns Frequency: #794

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