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noun formal implicature pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈplɪkətʃə(r)/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the act of suggesting that something is true, although you do not say it directly
  2. 2
    [uncountable] something that you suggest is true, although you do not say it directly
  3. 3
    [countable] linguistics something that can be concluded from something someone says, but is not a condition for it to be true

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