Definition of implicature noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪmplɪkətʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmplɪkətʃər//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of suggesting that you feel or think something is true, without saying so directly
  2. 2[countable] something that you can understand from what is said, but which is not stated directly An implicature of ‘Some of my friends came’ is ‘Some of my friends did not come’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: implicature