• WordNet 3.6
    • n explicitness clarity as a consequence of being explicit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: PcGamer readers are all mighty and should be obeyed explicitly, lest they release the wrath of the Coconut Monkey upon the wrong doers.
    • n Explicitness The quality of being explicit; clearness; directness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n explicitness The quality of being explicit; plainness of language or statement; direct expression of knowledge, views, or intention, without reserve or ambiguity; outspokenness.
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  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Frank and explicit -- that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Frank and explicit--that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.”
  • William Blake
    “What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.”
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    “Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.”


In literature:

But here, also, something is implicit which requires to be made explicit.
"The Teaching of Jesus" by George Jackson
I do not know that I can be more explicit.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
The English Constitutions are explicit on this subject.
"The Principles of Masonic Law" by Albert G. Mackey
These remarks of the ghost, were, at least, explicit and intelligible.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
The constitution which at any time exists till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people is sacredly obligatory upon all.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
There is no authentic explicit information as to what the queen can do.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
In general it is best to make this preliminary statement of the history of the case scrupulously and explicitly impartial.
"The Making of Arguments" by J. H. Gardiner
But she did not dare to be more explicit.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
He was giving them explicit directions in a way that showed a perfect command of the situation.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
Can anything avail in this region except explicit demonstration?
"Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher" by Henry Jones

In poetry:

"Come, nonsense!" said good DOCTOR BROWN.
"So this is Turkish coyness, is it?
You must contrive to fight it down -
Come, come, sir, please to be explicit."
"Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Admit that apples and strawberries and peaches and pears
and blackberries
Are all Rosaceae,
Issue of the explicit rose,
The open-countenanced, skyward-smiling rose.
"Grapes" by D H Lawrence
Happiness is silent, or speaks equivocally for friends,
Grief is explicit and her song never ends,
Happiness is like England, and will not state a case,
Grief, like Guilt, rushes in and talks apace.
"Happiness" by Stevie Smith

In news:

New music video for Detroit group Passalacqua is ornate, explicit .
Man facing charged with sending sexually explicit messages, pictures to girls he believed to be underage.
Teacher sent explicit texts, police say.
Five Chester girls apologize in brutal assault of resident (WARNING: video contains explicit language and violence, and it may be offensive to some viewers).
Teacher Banned For Making Student Pose for Explicit Photos in Cage.
OAK CREEK- A father from Oak Creek won't be charged after allegedly having explicit images in view of children, says the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.
Marcellus man sentenced for sexually explicit Internet communications.
Dealership Takes Guy's Car For Joy-Ride ** EXPLICIT .
Couple accused of writing explicit letters about child.
Fed can be even more explicit about future policy.
Yet author Angelica Rose's explicit realism elevates Labyrinth of Passions to a semi-mainstream platform.
The less explicit version of the "DTF" shirt Sebastiani saw.
Story contains sexually explicit content.
"Bridesmaids" is the explicit inspiration for TLC reality show "Along for the Bride.
This photo, released by Harvard University, shows a fourth century fragment of papyrus that divinity professor Karen L King says is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife.

In science:

Abstract. A quantum field model for an experiment describes thermal fluc tuations explicitly and quantum fluctuations implicitly, whereas a comparable cont inuous random field model would describe both thermal and quantum fluctuations explicitly.
Models of measurement for quantum fields and for classical continuous random fields
We can look for the explicit representation of F , which is a 2-periodic function, and compute explicitly the zero, but all we need from F is, that for a given small enough δ > 0 there is a xδ > 0 such that F > δ on [0, xδ ].
Predictability of the Burgers dynamics under model uncertainty
The analysis of singularities in the explicit expressions (3.31) and (3.33) can be performed by using the explicit propagators T (3.32) & (3.30), L (3.34), and the critical behavior (3.24) of the eigenvalue density ρ(λ, βc ) of the random matrix theory representing the random lattice.
Conformal Random Geometry
To this point, we have given explicit examples of symplectic polynomials which satisfy the homological criterion, and we have given explicit matrices with the given polynomials as characteristic polynomials.
A homological recipe for pseudo-Anosovs
That is, we first say exactly when a degree 4 symplectic polynomial satisfies the homological criterion, then give an explicit product of matrices for each symplectic polynomial, and then give an explicit and simple product of Dehn twists corresponding to the product of matrices.
A homological recipe for pseudo-Anosovs