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From Middle French implication, from Latin implicationem (accusative of implicatio).



implication (countable and uncountable, plural implications)

  1. (uncountable) The act of implicating.
  2. (uncountable) The state of being implicated.
  3. (countable, usually in the plural) a possible effect or result of a decision or action.
  4. (countable) An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words.
    • 2011, Lance J. Rips, Lines of Thought: Central Concepts in Cognitive Psychology (page 168)
      But we can also take a more analytical attitude to these displays, interpreting the movements as no more than approachings, touchings, and departings with no implication that one shape caused the other to move.
  5. (countable, logic) The connective in propositional calculus that, when joining two predicates A and B in that order, has the meaning "if A is true, then B is true".
  6. Logical consequence.

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From Latin implicationem (accusative of implicatio).


implication f (plural implications)

  1. implication

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