See also: explícit

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsplɪsɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪsɪt

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from French explicite, from Latin explicitus (disentangled, easy), variant of explicātus.

Adjective edit

explicit (comparative more explicit, superlative most explicit)

  1. Very specific, clear, or detailed. [from 1609]
    Synonyms: express, manifest, overt; see also Thesaurus:explicit
    Antonyms: implicit, unexplicit, vague
    I gave explicit instructions for him to stay here, but he followed me, anyway.
  2. (euphemistic) Containing material (e.g. language or film footage) that might be deemed offensive or graphic. [from 1971]
    Synonym: raunchy
    Antonym: circumspect
    The film had several scenes including explicit language and sex.
    • 2012, BioWare, Mass Effect 3 (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →OCLC, PC, scene: Cronos Station:
      Cerberus Scientist: I'm sorry, sir. None of Normandy's surveillance feeds have been responding since Shepard went rogue.
      Illusive Man: I want it back. Retry the remote lockdown protocols.
      Cerberus Scientist: After our last attempt, EDI flooded our server with seven zettabytes of explicit images. I think she was making a joke.
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Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

explicit (plural explicits)

  1. The final few words of a text.
    Antonym: incipit

Etymology 3 edit

Abbreviated from Latin explicitus est līber (the book is set in order, ended).

Phrase edit

explicit

  1. (obsolete) Used at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end.

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Etymology edit

Abbreviated from Latin explicitus est liber (the book is set in order, ended).

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Noun edit

explicit m (plural explicits)

  1. end (of a story)
    Antonym: incipit

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin explicit.

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explicit oblique singularm (oblique plural expliciz or explicitz, nominative singular expliciz or explicitz, nominative plural explicit)

  1. end (of a story)

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French explicite, from Latin explicitus.

Adjective edit

explicit m or n (feminine singular explicită, masculine plural expliciți, feminine and neuter plural explicite)

  1. explicit

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Adjective edit

explicit (comparative explicitare, superlative explicitast)

  1. explicit
    Antonym: implicit

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Inflection of explicit
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular explicit explicitare explicitast
Neuter singular explicit explicitare explicitast
Plural explicita explicitare explicitast
Masculine plural3 explicite explicitare explicitast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 explicite explicitare explicitaste
All explicita explicitare explicitaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

Adverb edit

explicit

  1. explicitly
    Synonym: uttryckligen

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