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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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},  a.] 
  A  word  formerly  used  (as  finis  is  now)  at  the  conclusion  of  a 
  book  to  indicate  the  end 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Explicit  \Ex*plic"it\,  a.  [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. 
 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  explicit 
  adj  1:  precisely  and  clearly  expressed  or  readily  observable; 
  leaving  nothing  to  implication;  "explicit 
  instructions";  "she  made  her  wishes  explicit"; 
  "explicit  sexual  scenes"  [syn:  {expressed}]  [ant:  {implicit}] 
  2:  in  accordance  with  fact  or  the  primary  meaning  of  a  term 
  [syn:  {denotative}] 




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