Explicit Definition

Clearly stated and leaving nothing implied; distinctly expressed; definite.
Webster's New World
Saying what is meant, without reservation or disguise; outspoken.
Webster's New World
Fully developed or formulated.
Has an explicit idea of what to say in the paper.
American Heritage
Forthright and unreserved in expression.
They were explicit in their criticism.
American Heritage
Plain to see; readily observable.
Webster's New World
(here) Ends.
Webster's New World

Origin of Explicit

  • First attested 1609, from French explicite, from Latin explicitus (“disentangled", "easy”), an alternative form of the past participle of explicāre (“to unfold”), from ex- (“out”) + plicō (“to fold”). Pornographic sense is from 1971.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin explicitus past participle of explicāre to unfold explicate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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