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implication
implication
/ˌɪmpləˈkeɪʃən/
noun
(
)
Something that is inferred (deduced, entailed or implied)
(
entailment
,
deduction
,
implication
)
something that is inferred (deduced, entailed or implied)
His resignation had political implications
his resignation had political implications
(
)
A meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
(
import
,
implication
,
significance
)
a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
The significance of his remark became clear only later
the significance of his remark became clear only later
The expectation was spread both by word and by implication
the expectation was spread both by word and by implication
(
)
An accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
(
implication
)
an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
A relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement)
(
implication
)
a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement)
He was suspected of implication in several robberies
he was suspected of implication in several robberies
A logical relation between propositions p and q of the form 'if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false
(
conditional relation
,
implication
,
logical implication
)
a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form 'if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false
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