• IPA: /ɪmˈplɪsɪt/

implicit (not comparable)

  1. Implied indirectly, without being directly expressed
    • 1983, Ronald Reagan, Proclamation 5018
      The Bible and its teachings helped form the basis for the Founding Fathers' abiding belief in the inalienable rights of the individual, rights which they found implicit in the Bible's teachings of the inherent worth and dignity of each individual.
  2. Contained in the essential nature of something but not openly shown
  3. Having no reservations or doubts; unquestioning or unconditional; usually said of faith or trust.
  4. (obsolete) entangled, twisted together.
    • 1725, Homer; [William Broome], transl., “Book IX”, in The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume II, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646 ↗:
      In his deep fleece […] I cling implicit.
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