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Implicit

Implicit
1. Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved. In his woolly fleece i cling implicit. (Pope)
2. Tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not expressed in words; implied; as, an implicit contract or agreement.
3. Resting on another; trusting in the word or authority of another, without doubt or reserve; unquestioning; complete; as, implicit confidence; implicit obedience. Back again to implicit faith i fall. (Donne) implicit function.
(Science: mathematics) see function.
Origin: L. Implicitus, p. P. Of implicare to entwine, entangle, attach closely: cf. F. Implicite. See Implicate.


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