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implication

noun uk   /ˌɪm.plɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us  
C2 [C or U] an occasion when you seem to suggest something without saying it directly: [+ that] From what she said, the implication was that they were splitting up. She accused the party and, by implication, its leader too. C1 [C usually plural] the effect that an action or decision will have on something else in the future: The company is cutting back its spending and I wonder what the implications will be for our department. What are the implications of the new law? C2 [U] an occasion when you suggest or show that someone is involved in a crime: The case depended upon his implication of his co-workers in the fraud.
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