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Revision as of 19:27, 20 August 2012

English

Etymology

First attested 1609, from French explicite, from Latin explicitus (disentangled", "easy), a past participle of explicāre (to unfold), from ex- (out) + plicō (to fold). Pornographic sense is from 1971.

Pronunciation

Adjective

explicit (comparative more explicit, superlative most explicit)

  1. Very specific, clear, or detailed.
    I gave explicit instructions for him to stay here, but he followed me, anyway.
  2. Containing material (e.g. language or film footage) that might be deemed offensive or graphic.
    The film had several scenes including explicit language and sex.

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Old French

Etymology

From Latin explicō (to unfold).

Noun

explicit m

  1. end (of a story)

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