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English definition of “implicit”

implicit

adjective uk   /ɪmˈplɪs.ɪt/ us  

implicit adjective (SUGGESTED)

C2 suggested but not communicated directly: He interpreted her comments as an implicit criticism of the government. Implicit in the poem's closing lines are the poet's own religious doubts.
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implicit adjective (COMPLETE)

complete and without any doubts: implicit trust All her life she had implicit faith in socialism.
implicitly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
He trusts her implicitly.
(Definition of implicit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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