explicit

explicit
explicitly, adv.explicitness, n.
/ik splis"it/, adj.
1. fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; leaving nothing merely implied; unequivocal: explicit instructions; an explicit act of violence; explicit language.
2. clearly developed or formulated: explicit knowledge; explicit belief.
3. definite and unreserved in expression; outspoken: He was quite explicit as to what he expected us to do for him.
4. described or shown in realistic detail: explicit sexual scenes.
5. having sexual acts or nudity clearly depicted: explicit movies; explicit books.
6. Math. (of a function) having the dependent variable expressed directly in terms of the independent variables, as y = 3x + 4. Cf. implicit (def. 4).
[1605-15; < L explicitus unfolded, set forth, var. ptp. of explicare. See EXPLICATE]
Syn. 1. express, definite, precise, exact, unambiguous. 3. open, forthright, unabashed.
Ant. 1. indefinite, ambiguous.

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      in bookmaking, a device added to the end of some manuscripts and incunabula by the author or scribe and providing such information as the title of the work and the name or initials of its author or scribe. Explicits were soon incorporated into or completely replaced by the colophon, which included information about the printer, printing materials, and typeface, and, often, the printer's emblem.

      In medieval Latin works the word explicit meant “here ends.…” Originally, it may have been an abbreviation for explicitus est liber (“the book is unrolled”), but by analogy with incipit (“here begins…”) it was taken as a present-tense, third-person singular verb form.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • explicit — EXPLICÍT, Ă, expliciţi, te, adj. (Adesea adverbial) Care este exprimat limpede; desluşit, lămurit, clar. ♦ (Despre o funcţie matematică) Care este egal cu o anumită expresie ce conţine numai variabile independente. – Din fr. explicite, lat.… …   Dicționar Român

  • explicit — ⇒EXPLICIT, subst. masc. PALÉOGR. Mot qui indique qu un ouvrage est terminé. Anton. incipit. Quant au septième et dernier ouvrage, appelé, dans l incipit, « paroles secrètes dites par le sauveur à Jude Thomas (...) » et, dans l explicit, « le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • explicit — explicit, express, specific, definite, categorical are comparable when applied to statements, utterances, and language and when meaning perfectly clear in significance or reference. Something is explicit which is stated so plainly and distinctly… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • EXPLICIT — vox in fine librorum olim addi solita. Hieronym. ad Marcellam, Scire debemus, apud Hebraeos in fine librorum unum e tribus solere subnecti: ut aut Amen scribant, aut Sela aut Salom, quod exprimit pacem ut solemus nos completis opusculis, ad… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Explicit — (from Latin explicare , to unfold and thus also make visible) can mean: * very specific, clear, or detailed * containing material (e.g. language or film footage) that might be deemed offensive or graphic, e.g. sexually explicit material * the… …   Wikipedia

  • explicit — I adjective absolute, accurate, apertus, beyond doubt, categorical, certain, clear, clearly defined, clearly expressed, clearly formulated, clearly stated, comprehensible, crystal clear, decided, definite, definitus, determinate, direct, distinct …   Law dictionary

  • éxplicit — Latinismo que se emplea en las descripciones bibliográficas, como sustantivo masculino, con el sentido de ‘últimas palabras de un escrito o de un impreso antiguo’. Debe escribirse con tilde por ser palabra esdrújula (→ tilde2, 1.1.3): «El “datnos …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • explicit — explicit; in·explicit; un·explicit; …   English syllables

  • explicit — [eks plis′it, ik splis′it] adj. [OFr explicite < ML explicitus < L, pp. of explicare: see EXPLICATE] 1. clearly stated and leaving nothing implied; distinctly expressed; definite: distinguished from IMPLICIT 2. saying what is meant, without …   English World dictionary

  • Explicit — Ex pli*cit [LL., an abbreviation of explicitus (est liber) the book (which anciently was a roll of parchment) is unfolded (and, of course, finished ). See {Explicit}, a.] A word formerly used (as finis is now) at the conclusion of a book to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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