Meaning of IMPLICIT in English

IMPLICIT

im ‧ pli ‧ cit AC /ɪmˈplɪsət, ɪmˈplɪsɪt/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ explicitness ; adverb : ↑ explicitly ≠ ↑ implicitly ; adjective : ↑ explicit ≠ ↑ implicit ]

[ Word Family: adverb : ↑ implicitly ≠ ↑ explicitly ; adjective : ↑ implicit ≠ ↑ explicit ]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: implicatus , past participle of implicare ; ⇨ ↑ implicate ]

1 . suggested or understood without being stated directly OPP explicit

implicit criticism/threat/assumption

Her words contained an implicit threat.

His statement is being seen as implicit criticism of the work of research laboratories.

2 . formal forming a central part of something, but without being openly stated

implicit in

Confidentiality is implicit in your relationship with a counselor.

3 . complete and containing no doubts

implicit faith/trust/belief

They had implicit faith in his powers.

—implicitly adverb :

They believed implicitly in their own superiority.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.