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im•pli•ca•tion



Pronunciation: (im"pli-kā'shun), [key]
n.
1. something implied or suggested as naturally to be inferred or understood: to resent an implication of dishonesty.
2. the act of implying: His implication of immediate changes surprised us.
3. the state of being implied: to know only by implication.
4. Logic.the relation that holds between two propositions, or classes of propositions, in virtue of which one is logically deducible from the other.
5. the act of implicating: the implication of his accomplices.
6. the state of being implicated: We heard of his implication in a conspiracy.
7. Usually, implications. relationships of a close or intimate nature; involvements: the religious implications of ancient astrology.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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