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Definition of implicature noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    implicature

     noun
    noun
    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.”
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