implicit

[im-plis-it]
adjective
1.
implied, rather than expressly stated: implicit agreement.
2.
unquestioning or unreserved; absolute: implicit trust; implicit obedience; implicit confidence.
3.
potentially contained (usually followed by in ): to bring out the drama implicit in the occasion.
4.
Mathematics. (of a function) having the dependent variable not explicitly expressed in terms of the independent variables, as x 2 + y 2 = 1. Compare explicit ( def 6 ).
5.
Obsolete, entangled.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin implicitus involved, obscure, variant past participle of implicāre. See implicate, -ite2

implicitly, adverb
implicitness, implicity, noun
unimplicitly, adverb

explicit, implicit, implied.


2. inherent, complete, total.
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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 implicate]
 
im'plicitly
 
adv
 
im'plicitness
 
n
 
im'plicity
 
n

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implicit
1599, from L. implicitus, later variant of implicatus, pp. of implicare (see implicate).
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Example sentences
All the canvases here play with the picture plane, have implicitly geometric
  compositions or refer to art making.
It also implicitly and substantially underestimates the level of public
  resources required.
Derivatives are extraordinarily useful-as well as complex, dangerous if misused
  and implicitly subsidised.
It is not itself dependent upon language since it implicitly delineates the
  meaning inherent in all languages.
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