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[im-plis-it] /ɪmˈplɪs ɪt/
implied, rather than expressly stated:
implicit agreement.
unquestioning or unreserved; absolute:
implicit trust; implicit obedience; implicit confidence.
potentially contained (usually followed by in):
to bring out the drama implicit in the occasion.
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).
Obsolete, entangled.
Origin of implicit
1590-1600; < Latin implicitus involved, obscure, variant past participle of implicāre. See implicate, -ite2
Related forms
implicitly, adverb
implicitness, implicity, noun
unimplicitly, adverb
Can be confused
explicit, implicit, implied.
2. inherent, complete, total. Unabridged
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  • All the canvases here play with the picture plane, have implicitly geometric compositions or refer to art making.
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  • It is not itself dependent upon language since it implicitly delineates the meaning inherent in all languages.
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  • His prior acceptance of your rent checks can be used as evidence that he has implicitly recognized you as a tenant.
  • Do not implicitly criticize our sector for doing right by our students.
  • And he appeared implicitly to accept that those inflows may be smaller in future.
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  • Consequently, the method implicitly defines as environment only the difference within each twin pair.
British Dictionary definitions for implicitly


not explicit; implied; indirect: there was implicit criticism in his voice
absolute and unreserved; unquestioning: you have implicit trust in him
(when postpositive) foll by in. contained or inherent: to bring out the anger implicit in the argument
(maths) (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 Compare explicit1 (sense 4)
(obsolete) intertwined
Derived Forms
implicitly, adverb
implicitness, implicity, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin implicitus, variant of implicātus interwoven; see implicate
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Word Origin and History for implicitly

c.1600, from implicit + -ly (2).


1590s, from Middle French implicite and directly from Latin implicitus, later variant of implicatus, past participle of implicare (see implication).

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