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implication

  
1    association, connection, entanglement, incrimination, involvement  
2    conclusion, inference, innuendo, meaning, overtone, presumption, ramification, significance, signification, suggestion  
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implication

  
  ( implications    plural  )
1       n-count   Theimplicationsof something are the things that are likely to happen as a result.  
usu pl, oft N of/for n   (=consequence)  
The Attorney General was aware of the political implications of his decision to prosecute..., The low level of current investment has serious implications for future economic growth.     
2       n-count   Theimplication of a statement, event, or situation is what it implies or suggests is the case.   (=inference)  
The implication was obvious: vote for us or it will be very embarrassing for you...      If you say that something is the case by implication, you mean that a statement, event, or situation implies that it is the case.  
by implication      phrase   PHR with cl/group  
His authority and, by implication, that of his management team is under threat.     
3   
    implicate  

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implicate     ( implicates    3rd person present)   ( implicating    present participle)   ( implicated    past tense & past participle  ) To implicate someone means to show or claim that they were involved in something wrong or criminal.      verb  
He was obliged to resign when one of his own aides was implicated in a financial scandal...      V n in n  
He didn't find anything in the notebooks to implicate Stu.      V n  
    implicated  
   implication             n-uncount  
...his implication in a murder.     


implication     ( implications    plural  )
1       n-count   Theimplicationsof something are the things that are likely to happen as a result.  
usu pl, oft N of/for n   (=consequence)  
The Attorney General was aware of the political implications of his decision to prosecute..., The low level of current investment has serious implications for future economic growth.     
2       n-count   Theimplication of a statement, event, or situation is what it implies or suggests is the case.   (=inference)  
The implication was obvious: vote for us or it will be very embarrassing for you...             If you say that something is the case by implication, you mean that a statement, event, or situation implies that it is the case.  
by implication      phrase   PHR with cl/group  
His authority and, by implication, that of his management team is under threat.     
3   
    implicate  

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