What does explicit mean?

Definitions for explicit
ɪkˈsplɪs ɪtex·plic·it

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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.

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [LL., an abbreviation of explicitus (est liber) the book (which anciently was a roll of parchment) is unfolded (and, of course, finished). See Explicit, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [LL., an abbreviation of explicitus (est liber) the book (which anciently was a roll of parchment) is unfolded (and, of course, finished). See Explicit, a.]

  3. Explicit(adj)

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

    Etymology: [LL., an abbreviation of explicitus (est liber) the book (which anciently was a roll of parchment) is unfolded (and, of course, finished). See Explicit, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Explicit

    eks-plis′it, adj. not implied merely, but distinctly stated: plain in language: outspoken: clear: unreserved.—adv. Explic′itly.—n. Explic′itness. [L. explicitus, from explicāre.]

  2. Explicit

    eks′plis-it, n. a term formerly put at the end of a book, indicating that it is finished. [Contr. from L. explicitus est liber, the book is unrolled.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. explicit

    MC of the rap group Swag Gang. "Yo! You heard that new rapper Explicit, man he good!" -- Explicit (Swag)

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

How to pronounce explicit?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of explicit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of explicit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of explicit in a Sentence

  1. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

    The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling. Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.

  2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    Hannity added. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has recently been clashing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and has suggested that Nancy Pelosi has been singling out Nancy Pelosi and three fellow freshman congresswomen because of race. But the persistent singling out... It got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful. ... The explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.

  3. Samuel Gross:

    In some cases, you see some type of explicit racism, non-implicit racism has never gone away either.

  4. Danielle Harel:

    You can havelongforeplay throughout the day, for example, someone says, ‘I’m thinking about you.’ And then you start to be more explicit:‘Remember last night when you kissed me on my neck? I really liked that.’ So you build it the way you would build a sexy conversation. You don’t jump straight to the action. Many times you don’t even get to the action. You just get home and get it on.

  5. Richard Hasen:

    So long as we are talking about campaign contributions within statutory limits made without an explicit promise to do or not do something, there is nothing illegal going on.

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