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Definition of "implication" []

  • The act of implicating or the condition of being implicated. (noun)
  • The act of implying or the condition of being implied. (noun)
  • Something that is implied, especially: (noun)
  • An indirect indication; a suggestion. (noun)
  • An implied meaning; implicit significance. (noun)
  • The act of implicating or the state of being implicated (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something that is implied; suggestion (noun)
  • The operator that forms a sentence from two given sentences and corresponds to the English if … then … (noun)
  • A sentence so formed. Usually written p→q or p⊃q, where p and q are the component sentences, it is true except when p (the antecedent) is true and q (the consequent) is false (noun)
  • The relation between such sentences (noun)

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Use "implication" in a sentence
  • "The main implication is that the dripping water puts out the pilot from time to time, so unless you're constantly checking, you never know when your shower will be hot or cold."
  • "The plain implication is that the Bush administration is stashing Bin Laden somewhere, or somehow keeping his arrest in reserve, for an “October surprise.”"
  • "DID NOT make me the color that I am. the implication is the enemy is white folks ... and in the last example, the enemy is??"