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


Nearby words

  1. impleader,
  2. implement,
  3. implementation,
  4. implicate,
  5. implicated,
  6. implications,
  7. implicative,
  8. implicatory,
  9. implicature,
  10. implicit

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.

Related formsim·pli·ca·tion·al, adjectivenon·im·pli·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for implications


/ (ˌɪmplɪˈkeɪʃən) /


the act of implicating or the state of being implicated
something that is implied; suggestionthe implication of your silence is that you're bored
  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 Formsimplicational, adjective

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