from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Implied or understood though not directly expressed: an implicit agreement not to raise the touchy subject.
- adj. Contained in the nature of something though not readily apparent: "Frustration is implicit in any attempt to express the deepest self” ( Patricia Hampl).
- adj. Having no doubts or reservations; unquestioning: implicit trust.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Implied indirectly, without being directly expressed
- adj. Contained in the essential nature of something but not openly shown
- adj. Having no reservations or doubts; unquestioning or unconditional; usually said of faith or trust.
- adj. entangled, twisted together.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved.
- adj. Tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not expressed in words; implied.
- adj. Resting on another; trusting in the word or authority of another, without doubt or reserve; unquestioning; complete
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Infolded; entangled.
- Complicated; involved; puzzling.
- Implied; resting on implication or inference; that may or should be understood, though not directly expressed; tacitly included.
- Involved in or resulting from perfect confidence in or deference to some authority or witness; hence, submissive; unquestioning; blind: as, implicit faith; implicit assent; implicit obedience.
- Submissively yielding; unquestioningly obedient; trusting confidently or blindly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being without doubt or reserve
- adj. implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something
Latin implicitus, variant of implicātus, past participle of implicāre, to entangle; see implicate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French or from Latin implicitus, past participle of implico ("to infold, involve, entangle"); see implicate. (Wiktionary)