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Meaning of implication by Wiktionary Dictionary

implication


    Etymology

    From Latin implicationem ( accusative of implicatio ) .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˌɪmpləˈkeɪʃən/
    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

    Noun

    implication ( countable and uncountable; plural: implications )

    1. ( uncountable ) The act of implicating .
    2. ( uncountable ) The state of being implicated .
    3. ( 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 .
    4. ( logic ) ( countable ) 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" .

    Derived terms

    External links

    • implication in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • implication in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911


Explanation of implication by Wordnet Dictionary

implication


    Noun
    1. something that is inferred ( deduced or entailed or implied )

    2. his resignation had political implications
    3. a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred

    4. the expectation was spread both by word and by implication
    5. an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection

    6. a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection ( especially an incriminating involvement )

    7. he was suspected of implication in several robberies
    8. a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'



    Definition of implication by GCIDE Dictionary

    implication


    1. Implication n. [L. implicatio: cf. F. implication.]
      1. The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated.

      Three principal causes of firmness are. the grossness, the quiet contact, and the implication of component parts. Boyle.

      2. An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words.

      Whatever things, therefore, it was asserted that the king might do, it was a necessary implication that there were other things which he could not do. Hallam.