Implication can refer to:

* Logic:
** Logical implication as regarded in mathematical logic.
** Material conditional as regarded in philosophical logic.

:* Entailment (pragmatics):Also, in linguistics, there are different specialized related notions::* Implication (pragmatics)

* In mathematics functions can be implicit.

*In forensics, medical diagnosis, or scientific investigation, a hypothetical cause is "implicated" or "indicated" when a reason for the condition can be found, given that cause.

* Implicit can mean to imply indirectly, that is to not state it directly.

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  • implication — Implication …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • implication — [ ɛ̃plikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVe « fait d être embrouillé »; lat. implicatio 1 ♦ (1611) Dr. Action d impliquer (qqn) dans une affaire criminelle. 2 ♦ Log. Relation logique consistant en ce qu une chose en implique une autre (si A, alors B). Log., math …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • implication — im·pli·ca·tion /ˌim plə kā shən/ n 1: the act of implicating: the state of being implicated 2: the act of implying: the state of being implied 3: something implied Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Implication — Im pli*ca tion, n. [L. implicatio: cf. F. implication.] 1. The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated. [1913 Webster] Three principal causes of firmness are. the grossness, the quiet contact, and the implication of component parts.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • implication — implication, inference are often interchangeable, but they may be distinguished when they specifically refer to something that is hinted at but not explicitly stated. Implication applies to what is hinted, whether the writer or speaker is aware… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • implication — Implication. s. f. v. Engagement dans une affaire criminelle. On le vouloit impliquer dans le crime, & par cette implication le rendre incapable de tenir Office ny Benefice …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Implication — Implication, lat. deutsch, Verwickelung; impliciren, verwickeln; einschließen; implicite, lat., eingeschlossen; mitbegriffen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Implication —   [engl.], Implikation …   Universal-Lexikon

  • implication — (n.) early 15c., action of entangling, from L. implicationem (nom. implicatio) interweaving, entanglement, from pp. stem of implicare involve, entangle, connect closely, from assimilated form of in into, in, on, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • implication — [n] association, suggestion assumption, conclusion, connection, connotation, entanglement, guess, hint, hypothesis, incrimination, indication, inference, innuendo, intimation, involvement, link, meaning, overtone, presumption, ramification,… …   New thesaurus

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