implicature

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Paul Grice.

Noun[edit]

implicature (plural implicatures)

  1. (pragmatics) An implied meaning that is not expressed directly.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Adjectives often applied to "implicature": scalar, conventional, conversational, generalized, particularized, contextual.

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

implicātūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of implicātūrus