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noun implication pronunciation in British English /ˌɪmplɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually plural] a possible effect or result
    have implications for: We believe that GM crops will have serious implications for the environment.
    implication of: We need to consider the financial implications of these changes.
    implication for: The economic implications for the steel industry will be far-reaching.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] something that you suggest is true, although you do not say it directly
    implication that: I resent the implication that my work is not thorough.
    by implication (=because an implication is contained in it): The report criticizes the department and, by implication, holds the minister responsible.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the fact of suggesting or showing that someone is involved in something illegal or morally wrong
    someone’s implication in something: the government’s implication in illegal arms trading
    the implication of senior officers in the affair


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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