Meaning of implicit


Pronunciation: (im-plis'it), [key]
— adj.
  1. implied, rather than expressly stated: implicit agreement.
  2. unquestioning or unreserved; absolute: implicit trust; implicit obedience; implicit confidence.
  3. potentially contained (usually fol. by in): to bring out the drama implicit in the occasion.
  4. (of a function) having the dependent variable not explicitly expressed in terms of the independent variables, as x + y = 1. Cf. explicit (def. 5).
  5. entangled.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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