Definitions of explicit

  1. Explicitness.
  2. The end or finis, fermerly at the conclusion of books.
  3. Explicitly.
  4. Having no disguised meaning or reservation; unreserved; outspoken; - applied to persons; as, he was earnest and explicit in his statement.
  5. Plain; definite; as, explicit instructions.
  6. Unfolded hence, not implied; not merely by implication; distinctly stated; plain in language; open to the understanding; clear; not obscure or ambiguous; express; " The language of the proposition was too explicit to admit of doubt."- Bancroft: plain; open; clear; unreserved; having no disguised meaning or reservation; minute in detail; outspoken; applied to persons; as he was explicit in his terms; " Favor us by being more explicit."- Farrar. - EXPLICIT FUNCTION, in alg. a variable is said to be an explicit function of several others when its value, expressed in terms of those of the independent variables, is given. Thus, if z- ax3+ 2bxy+ cy3, z is said to be an explicit function of x. If, on the other hand, z were connected with x and y by an equation of any other form, it would be called an implicit function of the latter. Brande. - An EXPLICIT PROPOSITION or DECLARATION is that in which the words, in their common acceptation, express the true meaning of the person who utters them, and in which there is no ambiguity or disguise.
  7. A word formerly used at the conclusion of books, as finis is now used. " The Liber Festivalis of Caxton concludes with 'Explicit: Enprynted at Westminster, etc., mcccclxxxiij. ' "- Johnson.
  8. Clear; plainly stated.
  9. Plainly expressed, or that plainly expresses.
  10. Distinctly stated, not merely implied; express; plain in language; open and distinct in statement.
  11. Clear; plain; not ambiguous or obscure.