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explicitly

[ ik-splis-it-lee ]
/ ɪkˈsplɪs ɪt li /
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Definition of explicitly

adverb
in a way that is clearly expressed, demonstrated, or formulated:There are a couple of important points that I wish had been made more clearly and explicitly.We should also explicitly advocate for ourselves when it comes to promotions or raises.
in a way that is direct or precise; specifically: Women and underrepresented minorities are explicitly invited to apply.
in a graphic or detailed way; not leaving anything to the imagination: The art to be displayed cannot include explicitly sexual scenes, nudity, or salacious or revealing imagery.
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Origin of explicitly

OTHER WORDS FROM explicitly

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