Definitions for: Implication

[n] something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications"
[n] a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred; "the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication"
[n] an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
[n] a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement); "he was suspected of implication in several robberies"
[n] a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false

Webster (1913) Definition: Im`pli*ca"tion, n. [L. implicatio: cf. F.
1. The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated.

Three principal causes of firmness are. the
grossness, the quiet contact, and the implication of
component parts. --Boyle.

2. An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed;
an inference, or something which may fairly be understood,
though not expressed in words.

Whatever things, therefore, it was asserted that the
king might do, it was a necessary implication that
there were other things which he could not do.

Synonyms: conditional relation, deduction, entailment, import, logical implication, significance

See Also: accusal, accusation, illation, inference, innuendo, insinuation, involvement, logical relation, meaning, substance, unspoken accusation, veiled accusation

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