implication

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Implication is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Noun[change]

Singular
implication

Plural
implications

  1. An implication is a result that may be expected or predicted.
    This change has big implications for health planners and for those caring for people with AIDS.
    It seem a very technical matter, but it is one with important practical implications.
  2. An implication is a meaning that can be understood but is not given directly.
    Even if you did not call me a liar, the implication is there.
    When I say gold is a metal, I say by implication that gold must resemble any other metals.
  3. An implication is when somebody appears to be involved in something, usually something bad or illegal.
    The implication of Judge Lyman in the affair of Green and young Hammond has raised many questions.

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