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implicit

im·plic·it

implicit

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm plI siht
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: implied rather than directly stated.
She realized that his words, complimentary on the surface, contained an implicit insult.Her rejection of his proposal was implicit in her silence.
antonyms:
explicit, stated
similar words:
tacit
definition 2: absolute and unconditional; unquestioning.
The soldiers were to demonstrate implicit obedience.
definition 3: contained; latent (usu. fol. by in).
They understood the meaning implicit in his remark.
antonyms:
apparent
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derivations: implicitly (adv.), implicitness (n.)