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Noun: implication  ,im-plu'key-shun
  1. Something that is inferred (deduced, entailed or implied)
    "his resignation had political implications";
    - deduction, entailment
  2. A meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
    "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication";
    - significance, import
  3. An accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
  4. A logical relation between propositions p and q of the form 'if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false
    - logical implication, conditional relation
  5. A relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement)
    "he was suspected of implication in several robberies"

Derived forms: implications

Type of: accusal, accusation, illation, inference, involvement, logical relation, meaning, substance

Encyclopedia: Implication