implication

Meaning(s)

1. the possible significance of something

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the implications of a decision/action

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An 'implication' is a likely consequence of something or a conclusion that is drawn from something even though it was not directly said. "The implication of this new law is that motorists will be driving at a slower pace which will, in fact, increase traffic." "The implication of what he said is that I need to work a lot harder."

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  1. Jack's decision to drop out of college could have serious implications for him in the future, particularly in relation to his career.
  2. The implications of the tax cuts are yet to be felt in most peoples pay packets.

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  1. Our boss made it clear that the implications for the company if we didn't complete the deal, would be disastrous, so failure wasn't really an option.  
  2. The implication was that I hadn't pulled my weight on the project compared to my co-workers.

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  1. Now that the company is implementing a series of cost-cutting measures, I can't help but wonder what the implications will be for my department.

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