1 precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes" [syn: expressed] [ant: implicit]
2 in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term [syn: denotative]
EtymologyFirst attested 1609, from explicite, from explicitus, past participle of explicāre "to unfold," from ex-, "out" + plicare, "to fold." Pornographic sense is from 1971.
- Rhymes: -ɪsɪt
containing material that might be deemed offensive
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 final words of a text, which are immediately followed by a colophon
- explicit is also a C++ keyword, in some situations preventing implicit type conversions.
explicit in Hungarian: Explicit
explicit in Swedish: Explicit
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