implication

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

noun

QUIZZES

THIS WEEK’S WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS POSITIVELY FELICIFIC

Do you study our Words of the Day with great assiduity? See how many you remember from March 30 to April 5!
Question 1 of 7
transliterate

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

SYNONYMS FOR implication

7 associations, connections.

OTHER WORDS FROM implication

im·pli·ca·tion·al, adjectivenon·im·pli·ca·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for implications

British Dictionary definitions for implications

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012