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1. Implied or understood though not directly expressed: an implicit agreement not to raise the touchy subject.
2. Contained in the nature of something though not readily apparent: "Frustration is implicit in any attempt to express the deepest self" (Patricia Hampl).
3. Having no doubts or reservations; unquestioning: implicit trust.

[Latin implicitus, variant of implicātus, past participle of implicāre, to entangle; see implicate.]

im·plic′it·ly adv.
im·plic′it·ness n.
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Noun1.implicitness - inexplicitness as a consequence of being implied or indirect
inexplicitness - unclearness by virtue of not being explicit
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His affection was proved to have been sincere, and his conduct cleared of all blame, unless any could attach to the implicitness of his confidence in his friend.
As the savoir-faire of workaday film practice was converted into the context-free propositional knowledge of production manuals and script handbooks, familiar methods of filmmaking were freed from their condition of implicitness.
Today we know that implicitness is a universal feature of texts.
Yuan Renguo says frankly that Moutai's blending reflects Confucianism's enterprising spirit, benevolence, and harmony, Buddhism's charity, implicitness, and elusiveness, as well as Taoism's philosophy of learning from nature and achieving the harmony between man and nature.
Other topics that have been or are being addressed are textual features (of the source text), such as metaphors and their translation, and implicitness of various kinds in the source text.
Nevertheless, it has advanced the tentative suggestion that part of the difficulties and ambiguities in this domain rest on the implicitness of the choices made by researchers and that engaging more explicitly with these choices may help obviate some of the risks.
Ironically, Bazin's study is a brilliant display of innuendos and implicitness, while also lucidly uncovering and elucidating what would nowadays be termed a well-oiled "media plan.
It is a discourse in the first-person characterized by "the predominance of exclamatory syntax," "the avoidance of narrative and reportive tenses," and "the non-referential implicitness of the pronoun system" (Cohn 223).
There is a great deal more implicitness in operations processes than is usually represented in the mass-production model.
This paper investigates (1) whether we can discover and describe any roadblock that the unhappy consciousness is able to knock down, or despite which it is able to maneuver, and so become reason; or (2) whether the unhappy consciousness arrives at an impassable dead end and either manages to create a detour around it or just begins again, unexplained and unexplainably, almost ex nihilo, as reason; or (3) whether, despite its implicitness, there exists a continuous, tenable, and unimpeded path from self-consciousness to reason.
House (2000) states about British English speech style that it is defined by indirectness and implicitness, a similar observation to what Kotthoff (1991) found to be true for American English speakers, of which she says that a tendency towards disagreement avoidance can be found while consensus is emphasized and foregrounded.
Martyn Percy, "Strangers in Our Midst: Adoption and Implicitness in Ecclesial Life," pp.