1 precisely and clearly expressed, leaving nothing to implication; fully stated
2 graphically detailed, leaving little to the imagination
sexually explicit scenes
3 openly expressed without reservations; unreserved
4 (Maths) (of a function) having an equation of the form y=f(x), in which y is expressed directly in terms of x, as in y=x4 + x + z
(C17: from Latin explicitus unfolded, from explicare; see explicate)
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