implication Definition

  • 1the conclusion that can be drawn from something, although it is not explicitly stated
  • 2a likely consequence of something

Using implication: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "implication" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The implication of his statement was clear.

  • Example

    The implication of the new policy is that some employees will lose their jobs.

  • Example

    The implication of her behavior is that she is hiding something.

implication Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for implication

Phrases with implication

  • have implications for

    have an effect on or be relevant to


    The new law will have serious implications for small businesses.

  • the suggestion or indication that someone is guilty of a crime or wrongdoing


    The prosecutor tried to use the defendant's silence as an implication of guilt.

  • a relationship between two statements in which the truth of one statement requires the truth of the other


    If A implies B and B implies C, then A implies C.

Origins of implication

from Latin 'implicare', meaning 'to involve'


Summary: implication in Brief

The term 'implication' [ˌɪmplɪˈkeɪʃən] refers to a conclusion that can be drawn from something that is not explicitly stated or a likely consequence of something. It is often used in legal and scientific contexts, as well as in everyday language. Examples include 'The implication of his statement was clear,' and 'The new policy has implications for small businesses.'