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Definition of Explicit

Explicit

  1. A word formerly used (as finis is now) at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end.
  2. Not implied merely, or conveyed by implication; distinctly stated; plain in language; open to the understanding; clear; not obscure or ambiguous; express; unequivocal; as, an explicit declaration.
  3. Having no disguised meaning or reservation; unreserved; outspoken; -- applied to persons; as, he was earnest and explicit in his statement.

Explicit Quotations

Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, whether it's digital cameras or satellites or just what you click on, we need to have more explicit rules - not just for governments but for private companies.
Bill Gates

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
Walt Disney

Must we wait for selection to solve the problems of overpopulation, exhaustion of resources, pollution of the environment and a nuclear holocaust, or can we take explicit steps to make our future more secure? In the latter case, must we not transcend selection?
B. F. Skinner

Myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary 'real' world.
J. R. R. Tolkien

What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.
William Blake
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Explicit Translations

explicit in Italian is esplicito, distinto
explicit in Norwegian is uttrykkelig, tydelig
explicit in Spanish is expreso, dilucido
explicit in Swedish is uttrycklig
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