implication

noun
1 possible effect/result
ADJECTIVE
considerable, crucial, enormous, important, major, massive, significant, strong
main
deeper, profound
broad, far-reaching, wider, wide-ranging

The broader implications of the plan were discussed.

full

Now they realized the full implications of the new system.

direct
clear, obvious
general
further
possible, potential
future, long-term
dire, grave, serious
disturbing, ominous, sinister
adverse, negative
interesting
radical, revolutionary
practical

These results have important practical implications.

theoretical
commercial, economic, financial
environmental
educational, psychological, social, societal
constitutional, legal, political

the constitutional implications of a royal divorce

ethical, ideological, metaphysical, moral, philosophical, theological
clinical, therapeutic
cost, health, policy, resource (esp. BrE), safety, security, tax
VERB + IMPLICATION
carry, have

The emphasis on testing leads to greater stress among students and carries implications of failure.

appreciate, grasp, realize, understand
assess, consider, examine, explore, ponder, study

You need to consider the legal implications before you publish anything.

digest
discuss
explain
draw, draw out

Her article attempts to draw out the implications of this argument.

address

Their work addresses the implications of new technology.

accept

a society that fully accepts the implications of disability

reject
ignore
IMPLICATION + VERB
arise

Several interesting implications arise from these developments.

be involved

Given the resource implications involved, the plan will have to be scaled down.

PREPOSITION
implication about

disturbing implications about the company's future

implication for

The research has far-reaching implications for medicine as a whole.

2 sth suggested but not said openly
ADJECTIVE
clear, obvious

The implication is clear: young females do better if they mate with a new male.

possible

His remark seemed to have various possible implications.

unspoken
VERB + IMPLICATION
carry, have
understand
digest

Brian paused for a moment while he digested the implications of this statement.

resent

I resent the implication that I don't care about my father.

PREPOSITION
by implication

In refusing to believe our story, he is saying by implication that we are lying.


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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 — 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::*… …   Wikipedia

  • 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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