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English definition of “implicitly”


adverb (IN INDIRECT WAY)   /ɪmˈplɪs·ɪt·li/
in a way that is suggested but not communicated directly: The report implicitly questioned his competence.
(Definition of implicitly adverb (IN INDIRECT WAY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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