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Wordnet 3.0


1. precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication;
- Example: "explicit instructions"
- Example: "she made her wishes explicit"
- Example: "explicit sexual scenes"
[syn: explicit, expressed]

2. in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term;
[syn: denotative, explicit]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Explicit \Ex"pli*cit\ [LL., an abbreviation of explicitus (est liber) the book (which anciently was a roll of parchment) is unfolded (and, of course, "finished"). See Explicit, a.] A word formerly used (as finis is now) at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Explicit \Ex*plic"it\, a. [L. explicitus; p. p. of explicare to unfold: cf. F. explicite. See Explicate, Exploit.] 1. Not implied merely, or conveyed by implication; distinctly stated; plain in language; open to the understanding; clear; not obscure or ambiguous; express; unequivocal; as, an explicit declaration. Opposite of implicit. [1913 Webster] The language of the charter was too explicit to admit of a doubt. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster] 2. Having no disguised meaning or reservation; unreserved; outspoken; -- applied to persons; as, he was earnest and explicit in his statement. [1913 Webster] Explicit function. (Math.) See under Function. Syn: Express; clear; plain; open; unreserved; unambiguous. Usage: Explicit, Express. Explicit denotes a setting forth in the plainest language, so that the meaning can not be misunderstood; as, an explicit promise. Express is stronger than explicit: it adds force to clearness. An express promise or engagement is not only unambiguous, but stands out in bold relief, with the most binding hold on the conscience. An explicit statement; a clear and explicit notion; explicit direction; no words can be more explicit. An explicit command; an express prohibition. "An express declaration goes forcibly and directly to the point. An explicit declaration leaves nothing ambiguous." --C. J. Smith. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

explicit adj 1: precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes" [syn: explicit, expressed] [ant: implicit, inexplicit] 2: in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term [syn: denotative, explicit]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

139 Moby Thesaurus words for "explicit": absolute, accurate, admitting no exception, all-out, apparent, artless, bluff, blunt, broad, brusque, candid, categorical, categorically, certain, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear-cut, coherent, complete, conclusive, connected, consistent, correct, crisp, crystal-clear, crystalline, decided, decisive, defined, definite, definitely, definitive, determinate, direct, discernible, distinct, downright, entire, evident, exact, explicitly, express, final, fixed, flat, flat-out, forthright, frank, frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, genuine, global, heart-to-heart, implicit, inappealable, indisputable, indubitable, ingenuous, limpid, loud and clear, lucid, luminous, manifest, noticeable, observable, obvious, open, open-and-shut, openhearted, out-and-out, outright, outspoken, palpable, patent, pellucid, perceivable, perceptible, peremptory, perfect, perspicuous, plain, plain as day, plain-spoken, positive, precise, round, seeable, self-evident, self-explaining, self-explanatory, simple, sincere, specific, specifically, stated, straight, straight-out, straightforward, sure, tangible, to be seen, total, translucent, transparent, transpicuous, unambiguous, unchecked, uncircumscribed, unconditional, unconditioned, unconfused, unconstrained, understandable, undoubting, unequivocal, unguarded, unhampered, unhesitating, univocal, unlimited, unmistakable, unmitigated, unqualified, unquestioning, unreserved, unrestrained, unrestricted, unwaivable, utter, visible, well-defined, whole, without exception, without reserve