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- 1. explicit (vs. implicit), expressed, declared, stated, definitive, unequivocal, express, graphic, hard-core, hardcore, definite, denotative#1, denotive, overt#1, open, unequivocal#1, univocal#1, unambiguous
- usage: precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"
- 2. denotative, explicit, literal (vs. figurative)
- usage: in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
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