implicative

[im-pli-key-tiv, im-plik-uh-tiv]

adjective

tending to implicate or imply; characterized by or involving implication.

Nearby words

  1. implementation,
  2. implicate,
  3. implicated,
  4. implication,
  5. implications,
  6. implicatory,
  7. implicature,
  8. implicit,
  9. implicit bias,
  10. implicit differentiation

Origin of implicative

First recorded in 1580–90; implicate + -ive

Related formsim·pli·ca·tive·ly, adverbnon·im·pli·ca·tive, adjectivenon·im·pli·ca·tive·ly, adverb

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