implication implication  /ˌɪm plə ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
  2. (n) a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
  3. (n) an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
  4. (n) a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false
  5. (n) a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement)


  1. The implications of Pyongyang's new nuclear prowess extend beyond Northeast Asia.
  2. Thus, the cultural and historical implications of Obama's candidacy are clearly greater than its public policy implications.
  3. Many signers regretted the manifesto and its party-splitting implications.


  1. Salem settles two retirement lawsuits

    Two lawsuits regarding retirement compensation in Salem Township have recently been dismissed, and any implication of wrongdoing by past public officials was wiped clean, according to the township's supervisor.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: South Lyon Herald

  2. Justice for Trayvon?

    Almost a year and a half after he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death, George Zimmerman is on trial for murder for killing the unarmed teen. The defense’s strategy, it appears, will be to paint Trayvon as a thug and a wannabe gangster (see Soapboxer) – the implication is that he was somehow responsible for his own death, even though he wasn’t doing anything wrong or illegal when he was ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly

  3. Charles Gave Warns: "Should The Fed Lose Control, The Downside Move In Markets May Be Terrifying"

    Charles Gave of GaveKal has a fascinating summary of where the nearly five-year long experiment in central-planning has taken the US, and by implication, global economy. To wit: What kind of failure?   By propping up asset markets, the Fed has created an illusion that wealth is being created. The next step, according to Bernanke’s plan,  should be for growth to follow. In fact, there is no ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge


  1. "On a common sense level there has to be a limit to the population," said Woolas. "You have to have a policy that thinks about the population implication as well as the immigration implications."
    on Oct 4, 2008 By: Phil Woolas Source: Times Online

  2. "We need to have a serious discussion about their [the expiring tax cuts] implication for our fiscal outlook, including whether we can afford to permanently extend them before we have a real plan for long-term deficit reduction," Hoyer said.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Steny Hoyer Source: Paris Post Intelligencer

  3. "The implication is, is that, you know, the people who have been voting for me or involved in my campaign are somehow delusional," Obama said to chuckles. "The thinking is that somehow they're being duped and that eventually they're going to...
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

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