Meaning of IMPLICIT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ im-ˈpli-sət ]


Etymology: Latin implicitus, past participle of implicare

Date: 1599


a. : capable of being understood from something else though unexpressed : implied

an implicit assumption

b. : involved in the nature or essence of something though not revealed, expressed, or developed : potential

a sculptor may see different figures implicit in a block of stone — John Dewey

c. of a mathematical function : defined by an expression in which the dependent variable and the one or more independent variables are not separated on opposite sides of an equation — compare explicit 4

2. : being without doubt or reserve : unquestioning

an implicit trust

• im·plic·it·ly adverb

• im·plic·it·ness noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.