implication

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n implication something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied) "his resignation had political implications"
    • n implication a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred "the significance of his remark became clear only later","the expectation was spread both by word and by implication"
    • n implication an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
    • n implication a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement) "he was suspected of implication in several robberies"
    • n implication a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Implication An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words. "Whatever things, therefore, it was asserted that the king might do, it was a necessary implication that there were other things which he could not do."
    • Implication The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated. "Three principal causes of firmness are. the grossness, the quiet contact, and the implication of component parts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n implication The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated; involution; entanglement.
    • n implication That which is implied but not expressed; an inference that may be drawn from what is said or observed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Implication the act of implicating: entanglement: that which is implied
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. implicatio,: cf. F. implication,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. implicāre, -ātumin, in, plicāre, to fold.

Usage

In literature:

He must wait until Moreau was implicated.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
But the difficulties with this phrase, its implications and consequences, we do not sufficiently consider.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
The implication was that the society of Audrey made whisky and soda a superfluity for Mr. Gilman.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
We have, however, no sympathy with the implication that women are worse than men in this respect.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
It seems that Burr thought to implicate him and secure the army.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
More important than origins, he seems to deem its implications.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
How far was Hallock implicated?
"The Taming of Red Butte Western" by Francis Lynde
He knew well that to endeavour to get Margaret to implicate her husband would merely render her an active opponent.
"The Stowmarket Mystery" by Louis Tracy
The objects figuring in consciousness will have implications and will require causes; not so the consciousness itself.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
And the implication is that the day of both alike is over.
"Recent Developments in European Thought" by Various
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In news:

Congressmembers Implicated in Insider Stock Trading on TransCanada, Keystone XL Pipeline.
Implicated in Congo crimes, Rwanda's Gen Kagame has bigger headache than silencing Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, opposition chief.
Will Nike Be Implicated In The Lance Armstrong Scandal.
Regulator has link to firm implicated in meningitis outbreak.
Mexican Police Commander Implicated In Death Of Governor's Nephew.
Alaska has received no meds implicated in meningitis outbreak.
Dublin clinic used steroid implicated in meningitis outbreak.
Medicine implicated in rare meningitis cases went to 23 states.
"Smiles" drug implicated in actor's death: What are they.
In recent days, Mary Mazalic's attorney has signaled that he may implicate his client's boyfriend as the person actually responsible for the girl's injuries and severe malnutrition.
China's Bo Xilai ' implicated ' in murder.
The next to last week of the regular season will see some interesting matchups that will have playoff implications.
That's the implication of documents found by Al Jazeera in Tripoli.
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) President Carmen Mercer, pictured at a border watch operation at Three Points, Ariz. Has been implicated in a property tax scam.
Some Off-Year Elections Have Implications For Us All.
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In science:

Of course, one has strongly smooth ⇒ smooth ⇒ fp-smooth, but each of these implications is strict.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Attention to the non-Gaussian nature of the dynamics has direct implications for the development of improved analytical models.
Non-Gaussian dynamics from a simulation of a short peptide: Loop closure rates and effective diffusion coefficients
The implications and ways to reconcile theory and observation are discussed in section 4.
The incompatibilities between the standard theory of interstellar extinction and observations
It’s clear that pw (w) must be true as an arithmetical proposition (we suppose that Wc is good, reconcilable system and there are not proofs of false statements) and therefore, by the implication of the statement (1), it can’t be proves within the system Wc .
The G\"odelizing Quantum-Mechanical Automata
Maison D 2000 in Einstein’s Field Equations and Their Physical Implications, ed. by Schmidt B G Lect.
Ellipsoidal shapes in general relativity: general definitions and an application
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