implied, rather than expressly stated: implicit agreement.
unquestioning or unreserved; unconditional: implicit trust;implicit obedience;implicit confidence.
- im·plic·it·ly, adverb
- im·plic·it·ness, im·plic·i·ty, noun
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How to use implicit in a sentence
What we have now is a system which gives naming rights to the discoverers in an implicit way, where your contributions will bear your names by default, unless you decide to agitate for something else.Why Mathematicians Should Stop Naming Things After Each Other - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Laura Ball | September 2, 2020 | Nautilus
Bazzo also said the district should focus on implicit bias training for staff, doing more restorative justice programs and bringing more teachers of color into classrooms.School Leaders Can’t Suspend the Discipline Discussion Any Longer | Will Huntsberry | July 16, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
It also cited implicit and explicit bias and cultural competency.Agencies Are Updating Policies to Comply With New Use-of-Force Standards | Jesse Marx | June 22, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Many times, that bias is implicit — meaning the people who are biased don’t know they are.
You can find out about some of yours by taking an implicit bias test from Harvard University.
As Randy wrote, “I guess this speaks to the church not really having a place for gay people so getting married is still implicit.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism | Samantha Allen | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Think about it: Dodd-Frank was explicitly passed to drive a stake through the heart of the implicit concept of “too big to fail.”
The question implicit in this effort, “If you were starting a museum, what would you put in your collection?”
By the implicit laws of capitalism, I'm pretty sure this makes Bieber the new commander in chief.Justin Bieber Isn’t Even 21, Yet Makes More Money Than Meryl Streep | Amy Zimmerman | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is part and parcel of the implicit politics of Snap Judgment, which folds the margins of American society into its center.
We are told their ideas of government consist in believing that implicit obedience is due both to king and priests.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
Let us, then, rejoice that we possess such a powerful advocate in heaven, and let us place implicit trust in her.Mary, Help of Christians | Various
In his family his only use is to be a pattern of timid silence and of implicit submission.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
implicit and immediate obedience he demandedno questioning of his higher authority.Those Dale Girls | Frank Weston Carruth
implicit faith has been the source of the greatest outrages which have been committed upon the earth.Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean Meslier
British Dictionary definitions for implicit
not explicit; implied; indirect: there was implicit criticism in his voice
absolute and unreserved; unquestioning: you have implicit trust in him
(when postpositive, foll by in) contained or inherent: to bring out the anger implicit in the argument
maths (of a function) having an equation of the form f(x,y) = 0, in which y cannot be directly expressed in terms of x, as in xy + x ² + y ³ x ² = 0: Compare explicit 1 (def. 4)
- implicitly, adverb
- implicitness or implicity, noun
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