1. [ noun ] (psychology,logic) something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
Synonyms: deduction entailment

"his resignation had political implications"

Related terms: inference entail imply
2. [ noun ] a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
Synonyms: significance import

"the significance of his remark became clear only later" "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication"

Related terms: meaning imply
3. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
Synonyms: implicating
Related terms: accusation insinuation unspoken_accusation incriminate
4. [ noun ] (mathematics) a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false
Synonyms: conditional_relation logical_implication
Related terms: logical_relation imply
5. [ noun ] a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement)

"he was suspected of implication in several robberies"

Related terms: involvement incriminate
Similar spelling:   implicational