implicitness

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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