What Does Implications Mean? | Definition & Examples
Implication is a noun that refers to the act of implying (i.e., suggesting something without explicitly stating it) and to something that is implied or suggested. It’s also used to refer to the act of implicating (i.e., proving someone’s involvement in a crime) and to the state of being implicated.
Implications is often used in academic writing to refer to the possible impact and influence of a study or to what conclusions can be drawn from a particular result.
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Implications vs. effects
“Implications” is often used interchangeably with “effects.” However, they don’t mean the same thing.
- Implications are the possible conclusions that can be drawn as a result of a cause or action.
- Effects are the consequences or results of a cause or action.
Frequently asked questions
- What is a synonym of “implication”?
There are numerous synonyms for the multiple meanings of implication.
Something implied The state of being implicated Insinuation Condemnation Intimation Incrimination Suggestion
- What is an antonym of “implication”?
There are numerous antonyms and near antonyms for the multiple meanings of implication.
Something implied The state of being implicated Direct statement Absolution Explicit statement Exoneration
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