Associations to the word «Implication»


IMPLICATION, noun. (uncountable) The act of implicating.
IMPLICATION, noun. (uncountable) The state of being implicated.
IMPLICATION, noun. (countable) An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words.
IMPLICATION, noun. (countable) (logic) 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".
IMPLICATION, noun. Logical consequence.

Dictionary definition

IMPLICATION, noun. Something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications".
IMPLICATION, noun. 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".
IMPLICATION, noun. An accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection.
IMPLICATION, 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.
IMPLICATION, noun. A relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement); "he was suspected of implication in several robberies".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.