Definition of Implication

1. Noun. Something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied). "His resignation had political implications"

Exact synonyms: Deduction, Entailment
Generic synonyms: Illation, Inference
Derivative terms: Entail, Implicate, Imply, Imply

2. Noun. A meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred. "The expectation was spread both by word and by implication"
Exact synonyms: Import, Significance
Generic synonyms: Meaning, Substance
Derivative terms: Implicate, Imply, Import, Significant

3. Noun. An accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection.
Generic synonyms: Accusal, Accusation
Specialized synonyms: Unspoken Accusation, Veiled Accusation, Innuendo, Insinuation
Derivative terms: Implicate, Imply

4. Noun. A logical relation between propositions p and q of the form 'if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false.
Exact synonyms: Conditional Relation, Logical Implication
Generic synonyms: Logical Relation
Derivative terms: Implicate, Implicational, Imply

5. Noun. A relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement). "He was suspected of implication in several robberies"
Generic synonyms: Involvement
Derivative terms: Implicate, Imply

Definition of Implication

1. n. The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated.

Definition of Implication

1. Noun. The act of implicating. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being implicated. ¹

3. Noun. An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words. ¹

4. Noun. (logic) (''countable'') The connective in propositional calculus that, when joining two predicates A and B in that order, has the meaning "if A is true, then B is true". ¹

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Definition of Implication

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Implication

1. A possible later effect of an action. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Implication

implicational propositional calculus
implicit cognition
implicit function
implicit functions
implicit in(p)

Literary usage of Implication

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"Implication of an estate for life from a devise after the death of a person to one of two co-heirs of devisor, [p. 614.] Implication, to disinherit an heir ..."

2. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Collateral agreements contradicting an implication of law. ... covered neither expressly nor by implication of fact in the written contract between them, ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"But if the assumption might be made, it would still be inadmissible to deduce an implication of a promise, not from the contract itself, ..."

4. Orations of American Orators by Chauncey C Starkweather, Julian Hawthorne (1900)
"Even say it is a natural implication, why not give us a right to that ... If they can use implication for us, they can also use implication against us. ..."

5. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1859)
"Whether express cross limitation excludes implication, [p. 461. ... Implication of cross remainders not affected by recent act, [p. 480, note. ..."

6. Statutes and Statutory Construction: Including a Discussion of Legislative Jabez Gridley Sutherland by Jabez Gridley Sutherland (1904)
"It was held to repeal the earlier act by implication as to roads thereafter ... Repeals by implication avoided if possible.— If two statutes can be read ..."

7. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"Implicate and Implication : see IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT. ... That which is, especially logically, implicit is called an implicate or an implication. ..."

8. Political Science and Comparative Constitutional Law by John William Burgess (1890)
"As a result of general implication, however, we must conclude that each chamber ... We find this implication in the principles that, in the French system, ..."

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