# Implicit

[im-plis-it]

**adjective**

1.

implied, rather than expressly stated:

implicit agreement.

2.

unquestioning or unreserved; absolute:

implicit trust; implicit obedience; implicit confidence.

3.

potentially contained (usually followed by in):

to bring out the drama implicit in the occasion.

4.

Mathematics. (of a function) having the dependent variable not explicitly expressed in terms of the independent variables, as x 2 + y 2 = 1.

Compare (def 5).

5.

Obsolete. .

/ɪmˈplɪsɪt/

**adjective**

1.

not explicit; implied; indirect: there was implicit criticism in his voice

2.

absolute and unreserved; unquestioning: you have implicit trust in him

3.

(when postpositive) foll by in. contained or inherent: to bring out the anger implicit in the argument

4.

(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 + x² + y³x ² = 0 Compare explicit1 (sense 4)

5.

(obsolete) intertwined

1590s, from Middle French implicite and directly from Latin implicitus, later variant of implicatus, past participle of implicare (see implication).

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[im-plis-it] adjective 1. implied, rather than expressly stated: implicit agreement. 2. unquestioning or unreserved; absolute: implicit trust; implicit obedience; implicit confidence. 3. potentially contained (usually followed by in): to bring out the drama implicit in the occasion. 4. Mathematics. (of a function) having the dependent variable not explicitly expressed in terms of the independent variables, […]