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adjective explicit pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈsplɪsɪt/
  1. 1
    said or explained in an extremely clear way, so that you cannot doubt what is meant

    an explicit statement/warning/threat

    explicit instructions/directions

    make something explicit:

    Possible side effects should be made explicit.

    1. a.
      if someone is explicit, they say or explain something in a very clear direct way

      Can you be a little more explicit?

      explicit about:

      He is being very explicit about his dissatisfaction with the company.

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explicitly

adverb

Nothing in the contract says explicitly how its terms will be enforced.

The violence is never explicitly shown.

explicitness

noun [uncountable]

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