1. The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated.
Three principal causes of firmness are. the grossness, the quiet contact, and the implication of component parts. --Boyle.
2. An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words.
Whatever things, therefore, it was asserted that the king might do, it was a necessary implication that there were other things which he could not do. --Hallam.
n 1: something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied);
"his resignation had political implications" [syn: deduction,
2: a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred;
"the significance of his remark became clear only later";
"the expectation was spread both by word and by
implication" [syn: significance, import]
3: an accusation that brings into intimate and usually
4: a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form
`if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false [syn: logical
implication, conditional relation]
5: a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close
connection (especially an incriminating involvement); "he
was suspected of implication in several robberies"