explicit

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See also: explícit

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsplɪsɪt/ enPR: ĭk-splĭsʹĭt
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪsɪt

Adjective[edit]

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. (euphemistic) 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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Phrase[edit]

explicit

  1. (obsolete) Used at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end.

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin explicit (to unfold).

Noun[edit]

explicit m (plural explicits)

  1. end (of a story)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin explicit.

Noun[edit]

explicit m (oblique plural expliciz or explicitz, nominative singular expliciz or explicitz, nominative plural explicit)

  1. end (of a story)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French explicite, from Latin explicitus.

Adjective[edit]

explicit m or n (feminine singular explicită, masculine plural expliciți, feminine and neuter plural explicite)

  1. explicit

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

explicit

  1. explicit

Adverb[edit]

explicit

  1. explicitly