Explicit function
Explicit Ex*plic"it, a. [L. explicitus; p. p. of explicare to unfold: cf. F. explicite. See {Explicate}, {Exploit}.] 1. Not implied merely, or conveyed by implication; distinctly stated; plain in language; open to the understanding; clear; not obscure or ambiguous; express; unequivocal; as, an explicit declaration. Opposite of {implicit}. [1913 Webster]

The language of the charter was too explicit to admit of a doubt. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

2. Having no disguised meaning or reservation; unreserved; outspoken; -- applied to persons; as, he was earnest and explicit in his statement. [1913 Webster]

{Explicit function}. (Math.) See under {Function}.

Syn: Express; clear; plain; open; unreserved; unambiguous.

Usage: {Explicit}, {Express}. Explicit denotes a setting forth in the plainest language, so that the meaning can not be misunderstood; as, an explicit promise. Express is stronger than explicit: it adds force to clearness. An express promise or engagement is not only unambiguous, but stands out in bold relief, with the most binding hold on the conscience. An explicit statement; a clear and explicit notion; explicit direction; no words can be more explicit. An explicit command; an express prohibition. ``An express declaration goes forcibly and directly to the point. An explicit declaration leaves nothing ambiguous.'' --C. J. Smith. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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