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im·pli·ca·tion

 (ĭm′plĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The act of implicating or the condition of being implicated.
2. The act of implying or the condition of being implied.
3. Something that is implied, especially:
a. An indirect indication; a suggestion.
b. An implied meaning; implicit significance.
c. An inference. See Usage Note at infer.

im′pli·ca′tive adj.
im′pli·ca′tive·ly adv.

implication

(ˌɪmplɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of implicating or the state of being implicated
2. something that is implied; suggestion: the implication of your silence is that you're bored.
3. (Logic) logic
a. the operator that forms a sentence from two given sentences and corresponds to the English ifthen
b. a sentence so formed. Usually written p→q or p⊃q, where p and q are the component sentences, it is true except when p (the antecedent) is true and q (the consequent) is false
c. the relation between such sentences
ˌimpliˈcational adj

im•pli•ca•tion

(ˌɪm plɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. something implied or suggested as naturally to be inferred or understood: an implication of dishonesty.
2. the act of implying.
3. the state of being implied.
4. the relation between two propositions such that the second is not false when the first is true.
5. the act of implicating.
6. the state of being implicated.
7. a likely relationship: the religious implications of ancient astrology.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
im`pli•ca′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.implication - something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications"
illation, inference - the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
2.implication - 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"
meaning, substance - the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
3.implication - an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
accusal, accusation - a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
unspoken accusation, veiled accusation - an accusation that is understood without needing to be spoken
innuendo, insinuation - an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
4.implication - a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false
logical relation - a relation between propositions
5.implication - a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement); "he was suspected of implication in several robberies"
involvement - a connection of inclusion or containment; "he escaped involvement in the accident"; "there was additional involvement of the liver and spleen"

implication

noun
1. suggestion, hint, inference, meaning, conclusion, significance, presumption, overtone, innuendo, intimation, insinuation, signification The implication was obvious: vote for us or you'll be sorry.
2. involvement, association, connection, incrimination, entanglement Implication in a murder finally brought him to the gallows.
plural noun
1. consequences, result, developments, ramifications, complications, upshot He was acutely aware of the political implications of his decision.

implication

noun
A subtle quality underlying or felt to underlie a situation, action, or person:
Translations
إضمار، إيحاء
náznak
antydning
hallgatólagos következtetés
bendlun viî e-î; vísbending
posledica

implication

[ˌɪmplɪˈkeɪʃən] N
1. (= consequence) → implicación f, consecuencia f
we shall have to study all the implicationstendremos que estudiar las posibles consecuencias or repercusiones
the proposal has major implications for schoolsla propuesta tiene grandes implicaciones or acarrea importantes consecuencias para los colegios
2. (= inference) his implication was that she was lyingestaba insinuando que ella mentía
the implication of this is thatesto significa que ...
he did not realize the full implications of his wordsno se dio cuenta de la trascendencia de sus palabras
by implication thende ahí (se deduce) que ...
3. (in crime) → implicación f

implication

[ˌɪmplɪˈkeɪʃən] n
(= inference) → implication f
the implication was that ... → l'implication était que ...
The implication was that he expected us to agree → L'implication était qu'il s'attendait à nous voir accepter.
by implication (= therefore) → par voie de conséquences (= indirectly) → par implication
expressly or by implication → expressément ou par implication
(= potential consequence) → implication f
to have serious implications for sth → avoir de sérieuses implications pour qch
(= involvement) implication in sth [+ crime, scandal] → implication dans qch

implication

n
(of statement, situation)Implikation f; (of law, agreement etc)Auswirkung f; (of events)Bedeutung f no pl, → Implikation f; the implication of your statement is that …Ihre Behauptung impliziert, dass …; the possible implications of his decisiondie ganze Tragweite seiner Entscheidung; by implicationimplizit; what are the political implications?was sind die politischen Auswirkungen?, was bedeutet das politisch gesehen?
(in crime) → Verwicklung f (→ in in +acc)

implication

[ˌɪmplɪˈkeɪʃn] n
a. (hint, suggestion) → insinuazione f
the implication of your remark is that ... → la tua osservazione implica che...
by implication → implicitamente
b. (in crime, scandal) → implicazione f
c. implications npl (repercussions) → conseguenze fpl, ripercussioni fpl
this event had serious implications for industry → quest'avvenimento ebbe (delle) importanti conseguenze per l'industria
we must study all the implications → dobbiamo considerare tutte le (possibili) conseguenze

imply

(imˈplai) verb
to suggest or hint without actually stating. Are you implying that I am a liar?
impliˈcation noun
References in classic literature ?
He spoke with a gaiety through which I could still catch the finest little quiver of resentful passion; but I can't begin to express the effect upon me of an implication of surrender even so faint.
It struck me as a singular implication that you couldn't be out of a counting-house, you know, and look about you; but I silently deferred to his experience.
Thank you, kind sir," she said, making a mock courtesy; "but the compliment is made a little anxious for me by your evident implication that I didn't look so beautiful this morning.
said Sir Charles, offering his hand as a severe expression of his duty to his wife's guest, who took it cordially, nodded to Erskine, looked without recognition at Gertrude, whose frosty stillness repudiated Lady Brandon's implication that the stranger was acquainted with her, and turned to Agatha, to whom he bowed.
It is not, however a mere possibility of inconvenience in the exercise of powers, but an immediate constitutional repugnancy that can by implication alienate and extinguish a pre-existing right of sovereignty.
It would be easy to show, if it were necessary, that no important power, delegated by the articles of Confederation, has been or can be executed by Congress, without recurring more or less to the doctrine of CONSTRUCTION or IMPLICATION.
Not by word, or inference, or implication, not at any time whilst this remains to me
The fact of the being of a man carries with it the truth of the proposition that he is, and the implication is reciprocal: for if a man is, the proposition wherein we allege that he is true, and conversely, if the proposition wherein we allege that he is true, then he is.
As I am writing for American readers, I wish to say, that all they are told of the vices of OLD countries, on the other side of the Atlantic, is strictly true; while all that is said, directly, or by implication, of the vices and faults of this happy young country, is just so much calumny.
Jeffrey Aspern had never been in it that I knew of; but some note of his voice seemed to abide there by a roundabout implication, a faint reverberation.
A light came into Harold March's eyes as he suddenly saw, as if afar off, the wider implication of the suggestion.
Piper, as in duty bound, is of the same opinion, holding that a private station is better than public applause, and thanking heaven for her own (and, by implication, Mrs.