Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being implicit; the state of trusting without reserve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun State or quality of being implicit.

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  • noun The state or quality of being implicit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun inexplicitness as a consequence of being implied or indirect

Etymologies

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implicit +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The difficulty here, however, is to flesh out the relevant notion of implicitness in such a way that not every mental state, possessed by every creature

    Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness

  • IMO it is hard to match French expressions for succinctness and implicitness, e.g., fait accompli accomplished fact

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Latin Phrases Law Students Should Know, But Likely Don’t:

  • In other words, implicitness or explicitness of that negative sign does not affect the argument.

    The Skeptic paper online - The Panda's Thumb

  • In other words, implicitness or explicitness of that negative sign does not affect the argument.

    The Skeptic paper online - The Panda's Thumb

  • His affection was proved to have been sincere, and his conduct cleared of all blame, unless any could attach to the implicitness of his confidence in his friend.

    Pride and Prejudice

  • Hegel's analysis of the third moment of religion also involves a movement from implicitness to explicitness.

    Philocrites: The object of religion.

  • Claiming then that an answer was not yet possible, he nevertheless seemed inclined to favor the second idea, reject the first, and by implication accept some measure of the third; for if we can dispose of the implicitness of Nazism, we can certainly agree that the Irrweg may have had supranational origins and may therefore reoccur anywhere.

    The Nazi Disease

  • His directors, most of them his contemporaries and whose insurance knowledge was limited to what they had learned on the Guardian directorate, trusted and believed in him with absolute implicitness.

    White Ashes

  • His affection was proved to have been sincere, and his conduct cleared of all blame, unless any could attach to the implicitness of his confidence in his friend.

    Chapter XXXVII

  • Away they went with reckless precipitance, the cattle obeying the master hand of the celebrated raider with an implicitness which seemed to indicate a strange sympathy between man and beast.

    The Story of the Foss River Ranch

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