implication definition

  • noun:
    • The act of implicating or the problem to be implicated.
    • The act of implying or even the problem of being suggested.
    • Something that is suggested, specifically:
    • An indirect sign; a suggestion.
    • An implied meaning; implicit significance.
    • An inference. See Usage Note at infer.
    • The act of implicating.
    • The state to be implicated.
    • An implying, or whatever is implied, although not expressed; an inference, or something like that which may fairly be grasped, though not expressed in words.
    • (countable) The connective in propositional calculus that, whenever joining two predicates A and B in that order, gets the meaning "if A is real, then B is true".
    • The act of implicating, or the condition of being implicated.
    • An implying, or that which is implied, not expressed; an inference, or something that might relatively be comprehended, though maybe not expressed in terms.
    • The work of implicating, or perhaps the state to be implicated; involution; entanglement.
    • That which is suggested but not expressed; an inference which may be attracted from understanding stated or observed.
    • a relation implicated by virtue of participation or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement)
    • an accusation that brings into personal and often incriminating connection
    • a logical relation between propositions p and q of this kind `if p then q'; if p holds true then q may not be untrue
    • something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or suggested)
    • a meaning which is not expressly claimed but could be inferred

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