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English noun: implication

1. implication (cognition) something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)

SamplesHis resignation had political implications.

Synonymsdeduction, entailment

Broader (hypernym)illation, inference

2. implication (cognition) a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred

SamplesThe significance of his remark became clear only later.
The expectation was spread both by word and by implication.

Synonymsimport, significance

Broader (hypernym)meaning, substance

3. implication (communication) an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection

Broader (hypernym)accusal, accusation

Narrower (hyponym)innuendo, insinuation, unspoken accusation, veiled accusation

4. implication a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false

Synonymsconditional relation, logical implication

Broader (hypernym)logical relation

5. implication a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement)

SamplesHe was suspected of implication in several robberies.

Broader (hypernym)involvement

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