Definition of explicitly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪkˈsplɪsɪtli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsplɪsɪtli//
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  1. 1clearly or directly, so that the meaning is easy to understand The report states explicitly that the system was to blame. The text does not explicitly mention him by name. compare implicitly
  2. 2openly or obviously, so that there is no doubt about what is happening the explicitly sexual content of the image