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implication

noun
 
 
/ˌɪmplɪˈkeɪʃən/
EFFECT [C] a result or effect that seems likely in the future: [usually plural] financial/health implications This scheme has serious implications for the local economy.Outcomes and consequences
SUGGESTION [C, U] the act of suggesting something without saying it directly: The implication was that the school had to do much better or it would be closed.Suggestions and proposals
INVOLVEMENT [U] the act of implicating something or someone in something badTaking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willBlaming and accusing
(Definition of implication from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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