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Definition of "implicit" []

  • Implied or understood though not directly expressed: an implicit agreement not to raise the touchy subject. (adjective)
  • Contained in the nature of something though not readily apparent: "Frustration is implicit in any attempt to express the deepest self” ( Patricia Hampl). (adjective)
  • Having no doubts or reservations; unquestioning: implicit trust. (adjective)

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.

Use "implicit" in a sentence
  • "This is what I term implicit whiteness? implicit because explicit assertions of white identity have been banned by the anti-white elites that dominate our politics and culture."
  • "The president rejected what he described as the implicit suggestion from some quarters that the Public Protector was not up to this task."
  • "Similarly the idea of the "American family" which was hegemonic for much of the last century and which serves as the basis for some political arguments is predicated on certain implicit ideas about who is an american, about what proper relationships look like, and about the place of the family within society, etc. Maddy"