• 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
Nothing more could be asked in the line of explicit teaching on this theme.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
Now these immediate commands of God, in regard of their manner of publishing and propounding, are either explicit or implicit.
"The Divine Right of Church Government" by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
Several explicit prohibitions rest upon the authorities of both Confederation and cantons.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
I do wish he had been a little more explicit while he was about it.
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
These will be more explicitly treated when we discuss the ear.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
The letter, which demands an answer, asks to know explicitly what are Banks's instructions from Washington.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The Dean had been explicit with him, and that very explicitness had seemed to impose silence on himself.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
The oneness of life was explicitly asserted by Jesus in his teaching.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
There is one explicit reference in the poem to his predecessor's work, and it is significant.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Becker was more explicit, although scarce less curt.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson

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
The explicit distribution of Xα was obtained in Lamperti (1958) and, as shall be shown, this fact combined with the correspondence to Dirichlet mean functionals allows one to easily obtain explicit densities for a host of models connected to Bessel phenomena.
Gamma Tilting Calculus for GGC and Dirichlet means with applications to Linnik processes and Occupation Time Laws for Randomly Skewed Bessel Processes and Bridges
It is well known that if {Z (t), t ≥ 0} is some subordinator, even if we have an explicit expression for its density or distribution at time say 1, i.e. the random variable Z (1), it is not obvious how to find explicit densities or distribution functions for general Z (t), at fixed time points t.
Gamma Tilting Calculus for GGC and Dirichlet means with applications to Linnik processes and Occupation Time Laws for Randomly Skewed Bessel Processes and Bridges
In all these explicit examples, it fortunately turned out that the Vandermonde determinant, ∆, is a positive regular function for the generator of the family of the random walks, and the Doob h-transform with h = ∆ could explicitly be calculated. A survey on non-colliding random walks appears in [K05, Ch. 4].
Ordered random walks
To facilitate the reading we did not write explicitly in the statement of Theorem 2.3 the choice done of the parameters δ, δ∗ , ζ , g , R2 nor the explicit construction of u∗γ .
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: weak large deviations principle
The purpose of this section is to pass from the implicit formula (0.9) to more explicit one, namely either (0.7) or (0.5) with more or less explicit expression for E MW corr .
Sharp Spectral Asymptotics for four-dimensional Schroedinger operator with a strong magnetic field. II
The problem then is to evaluate explicitly the left and the right large deviation functions Φ∓ (y ) explicitly.
Random Matrices, the Ulam Problem, Directed Polymers & Growth Models, and Sequence Matching
As long as the data cannot decide the issue, our physical intuition influences the outcome of our conclusions, but in the Bayesian framework we are made explicitly aware of this situation through the need to specify an explicit prior.
Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2)
In , the authors derive an explicit expression, either in terms of the Kesten’s constant CK when it is explicit, or in terms of the expectation of a random series when CK is not explicit.
A probabilistic representation of constants in Kesten's renewal theorem
Since our new estimator explicitly exploits these analytical results, the use of our estimator in high-dimensional, sample starved settings is more mathematically justified than other sample eigenvalue based approaches found in the literature that explicitly use Anderson’s sample eigenvalue consistency results.
Sample eigenvalue based detection of high dimensional signals in white noise using relatively few samples
For the above listed Lie superalgebras g = g(A), the existence of restrictedness is explicitly established; for p = 2, various cases of restrictedness are considered and explicit formulas given in each case.
Classification of Finite Dimensional Modular Lie Superalgebras with Indecomposable Cartan Matrix