Meaning of IMPLICATION in English

IMPLICATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪmplɪkeɪʃ(ə)n ]

( implications)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

The implications of something are the things that are likely to happen as a result.

The Attorney General was aware of the political implications of his decision to prosecute...

The low level of current investment has serious implications for future economic growth.

= consequence

N-COUNT : usu pl , oft N of/for n

2.

The implication of a statement, event, or situation is what it implies or suggests is the case.

The implication was obvious: vote for us or it will be very embarrassing for you...

= inference

N-COUNT

If you say that something is the case by implication , you mean that a statement, event, or situation implies that it is the case.

His authority and, by implication, that of his management team is under threat.

PHRASE : PHR with cl / group

3.

see also implicate

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