implicit

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See also: implícit

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French implicite, from Latin implicitus, past participle of implico (I infold, involve, entangle); see implicate.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈplɪsɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪsɪt

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implicit (not comparable)

  1. Implied indirectly, without being directly expressed
    • 1983, Ronald Reagan, Proclamation 5018
      The Bible and its teachings helped form the basis for the Founding Fathers' abiding belief in the inalienable rights of the individual, rights which they found implicit in the Bible's teachings of the inherent worth and dignity of each individual.
  2. Contained in the essential nature of something but not openly shown
  3. Having no reservations or doubts; unquestioning or unconditional; usually said of faith or trust.
  4. (obsolete) entangled, twisted together.
    • (Can we date this quote by Alexander Pope and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      In his woolly fleece I cling implicit.

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