Implicit function
Implicit Im*plic"it, a. [L. implicitus, p. p. of implicare to entwine, entangle, attach closely: cf. F. implicite. See {Implicate}.] 1. Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

In his woolly fleece I cling implicit. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not expressed in words; implied; as, an implicit contract or agreement. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. Resting on another; trusting in the word or authority of another, without doubt or reserve; unquestioning; complete; as, implicit confidence; implicit obedience. [1913 Webster]

Back again to implicit faith I fall. --Donne. [1913 Webster]

{Implicit function}. (Math.) See under {Function}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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