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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 ?
The look of innocence and surprise which he received in return convinced Duncan of the necessity of being more explicit.
I was there to protect and defend the little creatures in the world the most bereaved and the most lovable, the appeal of whose helplessness had suddenly become only too explicit, a deep, constant ache of one's own committed heart.
Here is a man who was the world's first revolutionist, the true founder of the Socialist movement; a man whose whole being was one flame of hatred for wealth, and all that wealth stands for,--for the pride of wealth, and the luxury of wealth, and the tyranny of wealth; who was himself a beggar and a tramp, a man of the people, an associate of saloon-keepers and women of the town; who again and again, in the most explicit language, denounced wealth and the holding of wealth: 'Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth
He told my mother, in language perfectly respectful and deferential, but quite explicit, that over the house-servants she should be entire mistress, but that with the field-hands he could allow no interference.
Fairfax either could not, or would not, give me more explicit information of the origin and nature of Mr.
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.
Her childish way was the most delicious way in the world to me, but it was necessary to be explicit, and I solemnly repeated:
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.
He stood aloof, because he wished to avoid suggesting himself as a subject for the Squire's fatherly jokes in connection with matrimony and Miss Nancy Lammeter's beauty, which were likely to become more and more explicit.
At this day it cannot but strike us as extraordinary, that it does not appear to have occurred to any one member of that assembly, which had laid down in terms so clear, so explicit, so unequivocal, the foundation of all just government, in the imprescriptible rights of man, and the transcendent sovereignty of the people, and who in those principles had set forth their only personal vindication from the charges of rebellion against their king, and of treason to their country, that their last crowning act was still to be performed upon the same principles.
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.
I had told them that I should not return until the morning, and had given them explicit orders not to stir from the house.