# implicant

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## English[edit]

### Noun[edit]

**implicant** (*plural* **implicants**)

- (propositional calculus) The hypothesis of an implication
- (electrical engineering) On a Karnaugh map: a set of ones (whose quantity is a power of two) which are related by adjacency (i.e., the set is connected, if the Karnaugh map is considered to be a graph which "wraps around" its edges, like a torus; and all elements of the subgraph induced by the set have the same degree). Equivalently, in terms of Boolean algebra, a product term which, when true, always implies that the given Boolean function is true.

#### Derived terms[edit]

- (electrical engineering): prime implicant

### See also[edit]

## Catalan[edit]

### Verb[edit]

**implicant**

- present participle of implicar

## Latin[edit]

### Verb[edit]

**implicant**