Definitions for implicitɪmˈplɪs ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•plic•itɪmˈplɪs ɪt(adj.)

  1. not expressly stated; implied:

    implicit agreement.

  2. unquestioning; absolute:

    implicit trust.

  3. potentially contained; inherent:

    the drama implicit in the occasion.

Origin of implicit:

1590–1600; < L implicitus involved, obscure, var. ptp. of implicāre; see implicate

im•plic′it•ness(n.)

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"

Wiktionary

  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

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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


Translations for implicit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

implicit(adjective)

unquestioning; complete

implicit obedience.

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