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implication

[ im-pli-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪm plɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun

OTHER WORDS FOR implication

7 associations, connection.
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Origin of implication

1400–50; late Middle English implicacio(u)n<Latin implicātiōn- (stem of implicātiō) an interweaving, equivalent to implicāt(us) (see implicate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM implication

im·pli·ca·tion·al, adjectivenon·im·pli·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for implication

implication
/ (ˌɪmplɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun
the act of implicating or the state of being implicated
something that is implied; suggestionthe implication of your silence is that you're bored
logic
  1. the operator that forms a sentence from two given sentences and corresponds to the English ifthen
  2. 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
  3. the relation between such sentences

Derived forms of implication

implicational, adjective
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