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ex·plic·it

 (ĭk-splĭs′ĭt)
adj.
1.
a. Fully and clearly expressed; leaving nothing implied: explicit approval.
b. Fully developed or formulated: has an explicit idea of what to say in the paper.
2. Forthright and unreserved in expression: They were explicit in their criticism.
3.
a. Readily observable: an explicit sign of trouble.
b. Describing or portraying nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail.

[Latin explicitus, past participle of explicāre, to unfold; see explicate.]

ex·plic′it·ly adv.
ex·plic′it·ness n.
Synonyms: explicit, definite, express, specific
These adjectives mean entirely clear and unambiguous: explicit statements; a definite answer; my express wishes; a specific purpose.
Antonym: ambiguous

explicit

(ɪkˈsplɪsɪt)
adj
1. precisely and clearly expressed, leaving nothing to implication; fully stated: explicit instructions.
2. graphically detailed, leaving little to the imagination: sexually explicit scenes.
3. openly expressed without reservations; unreserved
4. (Mathematics) maths (of a function) having an equation of the form y=f(x), in which y is expressed directly in terms of x, as in y=x4 + x + z. Compare implicit4
[C17: from Latin explicitus unfolded, from explicāre; see explicate]
exˈplicitly adv
exˈplicitness n

explicit

(ɪkˈsplɪsɪt)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the end; an indication, used esp by medieval scribes, of the end of a book, part of a manuscript, etc
[Late Latin, probably short for explicitus est liber the book is unfolded (or complete); shortened by analogy with incipit]

ex•plic•it

(ɪkˈsplɪs ɪt)

adj.
1. fully and clearly expressed; leaving nothing implied: explicit instructions.
2. clearly developed or formulated: explicit intent.
3. unreserved in expression; outspoken: explicit language.
4. having sexual acts or nudity clearly depicted: explicit movies; explicit books.
[1605–15; < Latin explicitus, variant past participle of explicāre. See explicate]
ex•plic′it•ly, adv.
ex•plic′it•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.explicit - precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"
definite - precise; explicit and clearly defined; "I want a definite answer"; "a definite statement of the terms of the will"; "a definite amount"; "definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol"; "the wedding date is now definite"; "a definite drop in attendance"
denotative, denotive - having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
unequivocal, univocal, unambiguous - admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion; "unequivocal evidence"; "took an unequivocal position"; "an unequivocal success"; "an unequivocal promise"; "an unequivocal (or univocal) statement"
overt, open - open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots"
implicit, inexplicit - implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"; "there was implicit criticism in his voice"; "anger was implicit in the argument"; "the oak is implicit in the acorn"
2.explicit - in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
literal - limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation"

explicit

explicit

adjective
Clearly, fully, and sometimes emphatically expressed:
Translations
واضِح، صَريح
eksplicitklartydelig
skÿr, skilmerkilegur, greinargóîur
apibrėžtasapibrėžtumas
skaidri formulēts

explicit

[ɪksˈplɪsɪt] ADJ [instructions, reference, intention] → explícito, claro; [description, picture] → gráfico; [statement, denial] → categórico
the explicit nature of the photographsel carácter gráfico de las fotos
to describe sth in explicit detaildescribir algo gráficamente
he was explicit about his intentionsfue explícito or claro acerca de sus intenciones
he was explicit on this pointfue muy claro sobre esto
sexually explicitcon claro contenido sexual

explicit

[ɪkˈsplɪsɪt] adj
(= frank) [person] → explicite; [language] → direct(e)
sexually explicit → à caractère sexuel
to be explicit about sth → être explicite au sujet de qch
(= declared) [support, commitment] → explicite; [consent] → explicite
(= definite) [instructions] → formel(le)

explicit

adj person, statement, description(klar und) deutlich; orderseindeutig; instructions, commitment, agreement, support, referenceausdrücklich; (esp sexually) details, description, picture, photographeindeutig; sexually explicitsexuell explizit; in explicit detailin allen Einzelheiten; there is no explicit mention of ites wird nicht ausdrücklich erwähnt; speaking to MPs, he was more explicitals er zu den Abgeordneten sprach, ging er näher darauf ein; he was explicit about his intentionser machte seine Absichten ganz deutlich; he was very explicit in his explanationsseine Erklärungen waren sehr deutlich; she was quite explicit in discussing details of the operationsie diskutierte die Einzelheiten der Operation in aller Deutlichkeit; in explicit termsklar und deutlich

explicit

[ɪksˈplɪsɪt] adj (definite) → netto/a; (instructions, intention, denial) → esplicito/a; (details) → chiaro/a

explicit

(ikˈsplisit) adjective
stated, or stating, fully and clearly. explicit instructions; Can you be more explicit?
exˈplicitly adverb
exˈplicitness noun
References in classic literature ?
Stryver, I was about to say:--it might be painful to you to find yourself mistaken, it might be painful to Doctor Manette to have the task of being explicit with you, it might be very painful to Miss Manette to have the task of being explicit with you.
I've known terrible consequences arise from the denial of a consent, not half as explicit as your own.
As explicit as you were when you told me that you would not permit me to go to Guvutu?
Promptly came the reply that there was no record on the books of father's owning any stock, and a polite request for more explicit information.
The enlightened friends to good government in every State, have seen cause to lament the want of precise and explicit precautions in the State constitutions on this head.
We can be just as explicit, and much more interesting, by referring to the future.
Oliver, quite elated and honoured by a sense of his importance, faithfully promised to be secret and explicit in his communications.
At this my companion did turn, but the inquiry she launched was a silent one, the effect of which was to make me more explicit.
My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.
At first she only nodded emphatically, but she was presently unable to resist the temptation to be more explicit.
They also take place in the petit salon, but with the doors tightly closed, and with explicit directions to every one in the house that we are not to be disturbed.
At that time I would have had a search made--even excavation if necessary--at my own expense, but all suggestions were met with a prompt and explicit negative.