Definition of Implicit

1. Adjective. Implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something. "The oak is implicit in the acorn"

2. Adjective. Being without doubt or reserve. "Implicit trust"
Exact synonyms: Unquestioning
Similar to: Absolute

Definition of Implicit

1. a. Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved.

Definition of Implicit

1. Adjective. Implied indirectly, without being directly expressed ¹

2. Adjective. Contained in the essential nature of something but not openly shown ¹

3. Adjective. Having no reservations or doubts; unquestioning or unconditional; usually said of faith or trust. ¹

4. Adjective. (obsolete) entangled, twisted together. ¹

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Definition of Implicit

1. implied [adj]

Medical Definition of Implicit

1. 1. Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved. "In his woolly fleece I cling implicit." (Pope) 2. Tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not expressed in words; implied; as, an implicit contract or agreement. 3. Resting on another; trusting in the word or authority of another, without doubt or reserve; unquestioning; complete; as, implicit confidence; implicit obedience. "Back again to implicit faith I fall." (Donne) Implicit function. See Function. Origin: L. Implicitus, p. P. Of implicare to entwine, entangle, attach closely: cf. F. Implicite. See Implicate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Implicit

implicational propositional calculus
implicit (current term)
implicit cognition
implicit function
implicit functions
implicit in(p)
implied consent
implied line
implied odds
implied trust

Literary usage of Implicit

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1. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Anthony Granville, Percey Franklyn Smith (1904)
"implicit functions. When a relation between x and у is given by means of an equation not solved for y, then у is called an implicit function of x. ..."

2. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Anthony Granville (1904)
"implicit functions. When a relation between x and у is given by means of an ... Evidently x is also defined by means of this equation as an implicit ..."

3. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1879)
"Later, this same person recalling the incident (implicit activity) communicates the details to his friend, or in other words performs a language response of ..."

4. First Lessons: A Report on Elementary Education in America by William J. Bennett (1986)
"Let's have a national campaign: By the end of the 1986-87 school year, every child should obtain a library card—and use it. The implicit Curriculum ..."

5. Differential and Integral Calculus by Clyde Elton Love (1916)
"implicit functions. Up to this point we have been concerned with functions ... In such a case y is called an implicit function of x, and the relation is ..."

6. A Course in Mathematical Analysis by Edouard Goursat, Earle Raymond Hedrick (1904)
"implicit FUNCTIONS ANALYTIC CURVES AND SURFACES 187. implicit functions of a single variable. The existence of implicit functions has already been ..."

7. Delineation of Roman Catholicism: Drawn from the Authentic and Acknowledged by Charles Elliott (1851)
"This substitute they have denominated implicit faith, by which they believe every thing, and know nothing, not even the terms of the propositions which they ..."

8. Lectures on the Theory of Functions of Real Variables by James Pierpont (1905)
"We say u is the implicit function defined by 1). ... This same function may be considered as an implicit function, defined by yf(x) = F(x, y) = 0. 2. ..."

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