implicit (ɪmˈplɪsɪt) | |
—adj (foll by in) | |
1. | not explicit; implied; indirect: there was implicit criticism in his voice |
2. | absolute and unreserved; unquestioning: you have implicit trust in him |
3. | contained or inherent: to bring out the anger implicit in the argument |
4. | maths Compare explicit (of a function) having an equation of the form f(x,y) = 0, in which y cannot be directly expressed in terms of x, as in xy + x² + y³x ² = 0 |
5. | obsolete intertwined |
[C16: from Latin implicitus, variant of implicātus interwoven; see | |
im'plicitly | |
—adv | |
im'plicitness | |
—n | |
im'plicity | |
—n |