Meaning of EXPLICIT in English

EXPLICIT

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a specific/direct/explicit reference (= mentioning something specifically/directly etc )

No specific reference was made to the race of the children.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

as

Note, however, that this should not be as explicit as is the name of the murderer.

Documentation must be as explicit as possible because staff and circumstance seem to take a rabbinical delight in producing difficult cases.

The prelates were concerned, as explicit statements show, primarily to defend the church's liberties.

Pynchon is as explicit as Burroughs about the disruptive effects of his method.

less

The focus on women was less explicit in the mid / late 1990s than it had earlier been.

There was a political undercurrent as well, though this was less explicit .

If the scenes of homosexuality were less explicit , there would be a powerful case for allowing its broadcast.

It would be difficult to imagine a less explicit authorizing resolution.

In the earlier period the reports were much less explicit than now.

Women, it appears, are more likely to be stimulated by written and less explicit material.

more

Moreover, the principle of linguistic self-consciousness or reflexivity seems to be made even more explicit when transposed to the narrative model.

The Derveni commentary was more explicit regarding character of time in the human world.

He didn't need to be more explicit .

Can things get any more explicit ?

In these studies, racism is also a more explicit part of the research agenda.

But then patterns begin to freeze, making relationships more explicit and meanings more precise.

The implicit values in drama are made more explicit in the advertising that sponsors and accompanies the fiction.

Of course, making the connection more explicit will not impress everybody.

most

One of the most explicit political theories of that period is that of Gluckman.

Buchanan has been the most explicit in offering a diagnosis, and a cure.

However, even in the best companies, most explicit knowledge never appears in documents or databases.

The most explicit works were made in recent years, when censorship has eased.

Adam Smith made the most explicit statements in support of the idea that education improves the quality of labour and hence raises economic growth.

The surveys have provided the most explicit statement of how, and on what basis, data are collected.

quite

The codes of governments and religions are usually quite explicit and allow little room for diversity or change.

In fact, most of the descriptions are quite explicit , and a good understanding can be obtained by following the details.

If Luke is vague on the subject, Matthew and Mark are both quite explicit .

Hobbes is quite explicit about this.

In Revelation 13 the link between the cosmic powers and the deep is quite explicit .

In most cases the literature which we discuss offers clear priorities and quite explicit points of view in relation to photographic cultures.

These are quite explicit in the Communist Manifesto as well as many other writings of many Marxist thinkers.

It had involved disregarding Rosa's quite explicit wishes.

sexually

It didn't need to be sexually explicit .

Gruntal managers also frequently permitted and also circulated cartoons and other sexually explicit materials in the office.

As sexually explicit lyrics boomed and fans pressed against the stage, two young women pushed their way to the front.

Warning: These plays are sexually explicit and contain nudity and violence which may offend.

The best-selling sexually explicit blockbuster phenomenon is to do with money, nothing to do with literature.

At least were their dreams after seeing the films more sexually explicit than on control nights?

He was found not guilty of supplying a copy of an unclassified and uncut version of the sexually explicit film Caligula.

very

It has attempted to be very explicit about what it considers to be unnecessary local expenditure.

Write a mash note to the waiter on the hill: Be very explicit .

There are some very explicit recommendations to involve the voluntary sector in an important way.

The grammatical and morphological information in learner's dictionaries also tend to be very explicit .

The fourth commandment is very explicit that six days of every week are for work and one for rest.

I know of no very explicit discussion of how this could come about, in evolution or in individual development.

There was a suicide note of a kind in the car but the words were not very explicit .

■ NOUN

goal

The answer to what must be done has to begin with some explicit goals .

instruction

Her explicit instructions were not to get involved, nor ever to reveal her real purpose there.

Such an approach occasionally misrepresents the composer's explicit instructions .

knowledge

After Kingman there was a growing consensus that some kind of explicit knowledge about language was necessary for both teachers and pupils.

They should rather be given explicit knowledge , thus preventing the usual defence of a claim of ignorance.

However, even in the best companies, most explicit knowledge never appears in documents or databases.

material

Sexually explicit material is fine in front of a student crowd, but elsewhere it can be a bit tricky.

Gruntal managers also frequently permitted and also circulated cartoons and other sexually explicit materials in the office.

Women, it appears, are more likely to be stimulated by written and less explicit material .

recognition

But Anselm never stopped trying to get an explicit recognition of Canterbury's claim from the pope.

Guarantees of economic freedoms included explicit recognition of the right of citizens to engage in private business.

This changed when there was explicit recognition of the place of party politics in the shaping of education.

reference

These are the main cases in which an explicit reference is made to the importance of intention in interpreting trusts.

We finally debated at great length whether it would be possible to avoid making explicit reference to the Director.

statement

An explicit statement saying that applicable standards have been adhered to, or the reasons for departures, must also be included.

Recommended changes had to be substantiated by explicit statements of rationale, supported by the systematic review of relevant empirical data.

Often the clues to meaning lie in subtle implication rather than in explicit statement .

The prelates were concerned, as explicit statements show, primarily to defend the church's liberties.

Adam Smith made the most explicit statements in support of the idea that education improves the quality of labour and hence raises economic growth.

There were even explicit statements to the effect that science and religion should not be mixed.

This allows rules with a wide variety of realisations to be specified with only a small number of explicit statements .

The surveys have provided the most explicit statement of how, and on what basis, data are collected.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A health inspector gave explicit instructions on how to correct the problem.

He's not being very explicit about his plans, is he?

I don't quite understand -- could you be a bit more explicit ?

Mr Beazley left explicit instructions that he wasn't to be disturbed.

There are several very explicit love scenes in the movie.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Already, certain sites on the Internet make an explicit commitment to privacy.

It didn't need to be sexually explicit .

Sometimes the researcher will present an explicit hypothesis and set out to test it.

Special manuals provide explicit and elaborate instructions as to the creating of different icons and the use of different kinds of material.

The prelates were concerned, as explicit statements show, primarily to defend the church's liberties.

The presence of these links is often signalled by explicit cues within the text.

This is because the explicit tax rate and the means-tested benefit withdrawal rate exceeds unity.

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