An example of implication is the policeman connecting a person to a crime even though there is no evidence.
- an implicating or being implicated
- an implying or being implied
- something implied, from which an inference may be drawn
- Logic a formal relationship between two propositions such that if the first is true then the second is necessarily or logically true
Origin of implicationMiddle English implicacioun from Classical Latin implicatio
- The act of implicating or the condition of being implicated.
- The act of implying or the condition of being implied.
- Something that is implied, especially:a. An indirect indication; a suggestion.b. An implied meaning; implicit significance.c. An inference. See Usage Note at infer.
(countable and uncountable, plural implications)
- (uncountable) The act of implicating.
- (uncountable) The state of being implicated.
- (countable) An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words.
- (countable, logic) The connective in propositional calculus that, when joining two predicates A and B in that order, has the meaning "if A is true, then B is true".
From Middle French implication, from Latin implicationem (accusative of implicatio).
implication - Legal Definition