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explicit

adjective uk   /ɪkˈsplɪs.ɪt/ us  
C2 clear and exact: I gave her very explicit directions how to get here. She was very explicit about (= said very clearly and exactly) what she thought was wrong with the plans. I wasn't aware that I would be paying - you certainly didn't make it explicit (= state it clearly).
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C2 showing or talking about sex or violence in a very detailed way: a sexually explicit film
explicitly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
I told you quite explicitly (= clearly) to be home by midnight.
explicitness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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