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Wordnet 3.0


1. implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something;
- Example: "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"
- Example: "there was implicit criticism in his voice"
- Example: "anger was implicit in the argument"
- Example: "the oak is implicit in the acorn"
[syn: implicit, inexplicit]

2. being without doubt or reserve;
- Example: "implicit trust"
[syn: implicit, unquestioning]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Implicit \Im*plic"it\, a. [L. implicitus, p. p. of implicare to entwine, entangle, attach closely: cf. F. implicite. See Implicate.] 1. Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster] In his woolly fleece I cling implicit. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not expressed in words; implied; as, an implicit contract or agreement. --South. [1913 Webster] 3. Resting on another; trusting in the word or authority of another, without doubt or reserve; unquestioning; complete; as, implicit confidence; implicit obedience. [1913 Webster] Back again to implicit faith I fall. --Donne. [1913 Webster] Implicit function. (Math.) See under Function. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

implicit adj 1: implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"; "there was implicit criticism in his voice"; "anger was implicit in the argument"; "the oak is implicit in the acorn" [syn: implicit, inexplicit] [ant: explicit, expressed] 2: being without doubt or reserve; "implicit trust" [syn: implicit, unquestioning]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

140 Moby Thesaurus words for "implicit": absolute, adducible, admissible, admitting no exception, all-out, attestative, attestive, authentic, based on, categorical, certain, circumstantial, clear, complete, conclusive, constructive, convincing, cumulative, damning, decided, decisive, deep-seated, definite, definitive, determinate, determinative, documentary, documented, downright, entire, esoteric, evidential, evidentiary, ex parte, explicit, express, eye-witness, factual, final, firsthand, fixed, flat, flat-out, founded on, full, genuine, global, grounded on, hearsay, immanent, implanted, implied, inalienable, inappealable, inarticulate, incontrovertible, indicative, indirect, indisputable, indwelling, inferable, inferential, inferred, infixed, ingrained, inherent, inner, internal, intrinsic, inward, inwrought, irreducible, irrefutable, irresistible, latent, material, nuncupative, out-and-out, outright, overwhelming, peremptory, perfect, positive, practical, presumptive, private, probative, real, reliable, resident, round, secret, sheer, significant, straight, straight-out, subjective, suggestive, sure, symptomatic, tacit, taken for granted, telling, total, unalienable, unalloyed, unchallengeable, uncircumscribed, unconditional, unconditioned, undeclared, understood, undiluted, undoubting, unequivocal, unexpressed, unhampered, unhesitating, unlimited, unmistakable, unmitigated, unqualified, unquestionable, unquestioned, unquestioning, unreserved, unrestricted, unsaid, unspoken, unuttered, unwaivable, utter, valid, virtual, weighty, whole, wholehearted, without exception, without reserve, wordless