[im-pli-key-shuh n] /ˌɪm plɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
something or suggested as naturally to be inferred or understood:
to resent an implication of dishonesty.
the act of :
His implication of immediate changes surprised us.
the state of being implied:
to know only by implication.
Logic. the relation that holds between two propositions, or classes of propositions, in virtue of which one is logically deducible from the other.
the act of or indicating that one or more persons may be involved, as in a crime:
The implication of his accomplices came only after hours of grueling questioning by the police.
the state of being :
We recently heard of his implication in a conspiracy.
Usually, implications. relationships of a close or intimate nature; involvements:
the religious implications of ancient astrology.
the act of implicating or the state of being implicated
something that is implied; suggestion: the implication of your silence is that you’re bored
early 15c., “action of entangling,” from Latin implicationem (nominative implicatio) “interweaving, entanglement,” from past participle stem of implicare “involve, entangle, connect closely,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + plicare “to fold” (see ply (v.1)). Meaning “something implied (but not expressed)” is from 1550s.
[im-pruh-sahys] /ˌɪm prəˈsaɪs/ adjective 1. not ; not exact; vague or ill-defined. /ˌɪmprɪˈsaɪs/ adjective 1. not precise; inexact or inaccurate n. 1803, from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + precision. adj. 1805, from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + precise. Related: Imprecisely.
[im-preg-nuh-buh l] /ɪmˈprɛg nə bəl/ adjective 1. strong enough to resist or withstand attack; not to be taken by force, unconquerable: an impregnable fort. 2. not to be overcome or overthrown: an impregnable argument. /ɪmˈprɛɡnəbəl/ adjective 1. unable to be broken into or taken by force: an impregnable castle 2. unable to be shaken or […]
/ˌɪmprəˈdɪkətɪv/ adjective 1. (logic) (of a definition) given in terms that require quantification over a range that includes that which is to be defined, as having all the properties of a great general where one of the properties as ascribed must be that property itself Compare predicative (sense 2)
[im-preg-nuh-buh l] /ɪmˈprɛg nə bəl/ adjective 1. strong enough to resist or withstand attack; not to be taken by force, unconquerable: an impregnable fort. 2. not to be overcome or overthrown: an impregnable argument. [im-preg-nuh-buh l] /ɪmˈprɛg nə bəl/ adjective 1. susceptible to , as an egg. /ɪmˈprɛɡnəbəl/ adjective 1. unable to be broken into […]