Origin of implication
Examples from the Web for implication
Outside of the absurdity of “blood splatter” flying through the air is the implication that Ebola can be “breathed” at all.
The implication is that she might even have assisted her husband inflicting his superficial wounds.
The implication of some German news stories is that he was almost a charity case.The CIA’s Bumbling German Spy Was More Austin Powers and Less James Bond|Christopher Dickey, Nadette De Visser|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet another important barrier to addressing this issue is the implication for statin sales.
The implication here is that they adopt the dress and mannerisms of men because they have failed as women.The Abused Wives of Westeros: A Song of Feminism in ‘Game of Thrones’|Amy Zimmerman|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"It was as I say," Sim answered, as though hurt by the implication.The Shadow of a Crime|Hall Caine
And the Countess had to surrender, with an implication that it was the only course open in dealing with a lunatic.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
"Well, I don't care," said Philip, who was nettled by this implication.That Fortune|Charles Dudley Warner
Such was really the agreement, that is, by implication, when we became engaged.
But this now carries with it no implication of moral obliquity.On Compromise|John Morley
British Dictionary definitions for implication
- the operator that forms a sentence from two given sentences and corresponds to the English if … then …
- a sentence so formed. Usually written p→q or p⊃q, where p,q are the component sentences, it is true except when p (the antecedent) is true and q (the consequent) is false
- the relation between such sentences
Word Origin and History for implication
early 15c., "action of entangling," from Latin implicationem (nominative implicatio) "interweaving, entanglement," from past participle stem of implicare "involve, entangle, connect closely," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + plicare "to fold" (see ply (v.1)). Meaning "something implied (but not expressed)" is from 1550s.