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implicationnoun

uk   /ˌɪm.plɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌɪm.pləˈkeɪ.ʃən/
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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implicationnoun

us   /ˌɪm·plɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
[C/U] a suggestion of something that is made without saying it directly: [U] The implication was that the workers and management had already reached an agreement. [C] What are the implications (= possible effects) of the new regulations?
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