Explicit

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Explicit \Ex"pli*cit\ [LL., an abbreviation of explicitus (est liber) the book (which anciently was a roll of parchment) is unfolded (and, of course, "finished"). See {Explicit}, adjective] A word formerly used (as finis is now) at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Explicit \Ex*plic"it\, adjective [L. explicitus; p. p. of explicare to unfold: cf. F. explicite. See {Explicate}, {Exploit}.]

1. Not implied merely, or conveyed by implication; distinctly stated; plain in language; open to the understanding; clear; not obscure or ambiguous; express; unequivocal; as, an explicit declaration. Opposite of {implicit}.

The language of the charter was too explicit to admit of a doubt. --Bancroft.

2. Having no disguised meaning or reservation; unreserved; outspoken; -- applied to persons; as, he was earnest and explicit in his statement.

{Explicit function}. (Math.) See under {Function}.

Syn: Express; clear; plain; open; unreserved; unambiguous.

Usage: {Explicit}, {Express}. Explicit denotes a setting forth in the plainest language, so that the meaning can not be misunderstood; as, an explicit promise. Express is stronger than explicit: it adds force to clearness. An express promise or engagement is not only unambiguous, but stands out in bold relief, with the most binding hold on the conscience. An explicit statement; a clear and explicit notion; explicit direction; no words can be more explicit. An explicit command; an express prohibition. "An express declaration goes forcibly and directly to the point. An explicit declaration leaves nothing ambiguous." --C. J. Smith.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

explicit

adjective

1: precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes" [syn: {explicit}, {expressed}] [ant: {implicit}, {inexplicit}]

2: in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term [syn: {denotative}, {explicit}]


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