explicit^{1} (ɪkˈsplɪsɪt) | |
—adj | |
1. | precisely and clearly expressed, leaving nothing to implication; fully stated: explicit instructions |
2. | graphically detailed, leaving little to the imagination: sexually explicit scenes |
3. | openly expressed without reservations; unreserved |
4. | maths Compare implicit (of a function) having an equation of the form y=f(x), in which y is expressed directly in terms of x, as in y=x^{4} + x + z |
[C17: from Latin explicitus unfolded, from explicāre; see | |
ex'plicitly^{1} | |
—adv | |
ex'plicitness^{1} | |
—n |
explicit
in bookmaking, a device added to the end of some manuscripts and incunabula by the author or scribe and providing such information as the title of the work and the name or initials of its author or scribe. Explicits were soon incorporated into or completely replaced by the colophon, which included information about the printer, printing materials, and typeface, and, often, the printer's emblem
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