Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun implication

5 senses of implication

Sense 1
deduction, entailment, implication -- (something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications")
       => inference, illation -- (the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation)

Sense 2
significance, import, implication -- (a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred; "the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication")
       => meaning, substance -- (the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?")

Sense 3
implication -- (an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection)
       => accusation, accusal -- (a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt)

Sense 4
implication, logical implication, conditional relation -- (a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false)
       => logical relation -- (a relation between propositions)

Sense 5
implication -- (a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement); "he was suspected of implication in several robberies")
       => involvement -- (a connection of inclusion or containment; "he escaped involvement in the accident"; "there was additional involvement of the liver and spleen")

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