Definition of implicit in English:


Line breaks: im|pli¦cit
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈplɪsɪt


  • 2 (implicit in) Always to be found in; essentially connected with: the values implicit in the school ethos
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    • In any case, whether or not our present lethal lack of cohesion can be attributed to the rise of multiculturalism, the moral relativism implicit in that view always made it a dubious position to hold.
    • This would also provide tremendous fodder for analysis of the social networks implicit in links.
    • This view is so fundamentally flawed yet so implicit in the Australian mentality that it seems almost impossible to efface or even moderate.
  • 4 Mathematics (Of a function) not expressed directly in terms of independent variables.
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    • This paper contains his famous deep implicit function theorem.
    • Actually, since the domain of a function is usually implicit from context, putting the * in front of an extended function is slightly redundant and thus usually omitted.
    • In figure 2b, the implicit function is plotted for different values of q.



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  • Whereas many researchers have discussed phenomena that relate to implicitness in texts, nobody has before to my knowledge made implicitness itself the main object of study.
  • Various forms of implicitness are shown to contribute to different levels of text coherence as identified by different foci of relevance.
  • Formal systems may range from a football team to the Cosmos; but in primal, natural systems, the idea of an embedded implicitness ultimately suggests a ‘Within’ in the heart of things.


late 16th century: from French implicite or Latin implicitus, later form of implicatus 'entwined', past participle of implicare (see imply).

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