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implication is on the Academic Word List.


  • IPA (key): /ˌɪmpləˈkeɪʃən/
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Implication is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  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 seems a very technical matter, but it is one with important practical implications.
    She said all that, and the implications was that she didn't want to go.
  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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