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implication

 
Noun implication has 5 senses
  1. deduction, entailment, implication - something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications"
    --1 is a kind of inference, illation
    Derived forms: verb imply5, verb imply3, verb implicate2
  2. significance, import, implication - 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"
    --2 is a kind of meaning, substance
    Derived forms: verb imply1, verb implicate2
  3. implication - an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
    --3 is a kind of
    accusation, accusal
    --3 has particulars: unspoken accusation, veiled accusation; insinuation, innuendo
    Derived forms: verb imply4, verb implicate1
  4. implication, logical implication, conditional relation - a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false
    --4 is a kind of logical relation
    Derived forms: verb imply2, verb implicate2
  5. implication - a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement); "he was suspected of implication in several robberies"
    --5 is a kind of
    involvement
    Derived forms: verb imply4, verb implicate1
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