What does implicit mean?

Definitions for implicitɪmˈplɪs ɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word implicit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. implicit, inexplicit(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"

  2. implicit, unquestioning(adj)

    being without doubt or reserve

    "implicit trust"


  1. implicit(Adjective)

    Implied indirectly, without being directly expressed

  2. implicit(Adjective)

    Contained in the essential nature of something but not openly shown

  3. implicit(Adjective)

    Having no reservations or doubts; unquestioning or unconditional; usually said of faith or trust.

  4. implicit(Adjective)

    entangled, twisted together.

  5. Origin: From or from implicitus, past participle of implico; see implicate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Implicit(adj)

    infolded; entangled; complicated; involved

  2. Implicit(adj)

    tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not expressed in words; implied; as, an implicit contract or agreement

  3. Implicit(adj)

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

  4. Origin: [L. implicitus, p. p. of implicare to entwine, entangle, attach closely: cf. F. implicite. See Implicate.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'implicit' in Adjectives Frequency: #942


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of implicit in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of implicit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alexandre Zeller:

    If you look at it more locally, state guaranteed institutions are seeing significant inflows . part-nationalized banks or those with an implicit state guarantee.

  2. Hannah Nixon:

    I am sure you will be guided right in your decision, to place implicit faith in his integrity and honesty. Best wishes from one who has known Richard longer than anyone else. His mother.

  3. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.

  4. Andrea Dworkin:

    Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name.

  5. Jaimie Fuller:

    It's hard to take seriously a reform committee of FIFA that is full of football and Olympic insiders and officials, all of whom have an implicit conflict of interest through their roles as well as a vested interest in maintaining as much of the status quo as they can get away with.

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