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adjective implicit pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈplɪsɪt/
  1. 1
    not stated directly, but expressed in the way that someone behaves, or understood from what they are saying

    His suggestions may be seen as an implicit criticism of government policy.

    implicit in:

    This assumption is often implicit in the way a person addresses a woman.

  2. 2
    forming a necessary part of something
    implicit in:

    the dangers implicit in this kind of work

    Implicit in the notion of a game is the idea of taking a risk.

  3. 3
    without any doubts or questions

    an implicit belief in the goodness of people

    implicit faith/obedience

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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