1 something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications" [syn: deduction, entailment]
2 a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred; "the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication" [syn: significance, import]
3 an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
4 a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false [syn: logical implication, conditional relation]
5 a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement); "he was suspected of implication in several robberies"
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
- The act of implicating.
- The state of being implicated.
- An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words.
- (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".
- French: implication
Implication can refer to:
- Implicit can mean to imply indirectly, that is to not state it directly.
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