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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexplicitex‧pli‧cit /ɪkˈsplɪsɪt/ ●○○ AWL adjective  1 CLEAR/EASY TO UNDERSTANDexpressed in a way that is very clear and directimplicit The contrast could not have been made more explicit. explicit knowledge of grammar The kidnappers gave us explicit instructions not to involve the police. Be explicit when you talk about money with your family.explicit about He made the rules without being explicit about them.2 SYVIOLENTlanguage or pictures that are explicit describe or show sex or violence very clearly The film contains some very explicit love scenes. sexually explicit languageexplicitly adverbexplicitness noun [uncountable]
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explicitI don't quite understand -- could you be a bit more explicit?It didn't need to be sexually explicit.He's not being very explicit about his plans, is he?Special manuals provide explicit and elaborate instructions as to the creating of different icons and the use of different kinds of material.Already, certain sites on the Internet make an explicit commitment to privacy.The presence of these links is often signalled by explicit cues within the text.Sometimes the researcher will present an explicit hypothesis and set out to test it.A health inspector gave explicit instructions on how to correct the problem.Mr Beazley left explicit instructions that he wasn't to be disturbed.There are several very explicit love scenes in the movie.The prelates were concerned, as explicit statements show, primarily to defend the church's liberties.This is because the explicit tax rate and the means-tested benefit withdrawal rate exceeds unity.made ... explicitWhatever is decided upon, the procedures to be adopted must be made explicit.In each case the aims of the unit would be made explicit and discussed with pupils.The idea of contract is made explicit by the more senior manager providing resources for a job to be done.Finally, in section 6 the association is made explicit, rounding out and completing the prologue to the poem.He made explicit the idea, often buried in the debate over standards, that students had a right to be promoted.The problem for the teacher is how and in what contexts it should be made explicit to pupils.sexually explicitIt didn't need to be sexually explicit.Warning: These plays are sexually explicit and contain nudity and violence which may offend.The best-selling sexually explicit blockbuster phenomenon is to do with money, nothing to do with literature.He was found not guilty of supplying a copy of an unclassified and uncut version of the sexually explicit film Caligula.As sexually explicit lyrics boomed and fans pressed against the stage, two young women pushed their way to the front.Gruntal managers also frequently permitted and also circulated cartoons and other sexually explicit materials in the office.At least were their dreams after seeing the films more sexually explicit than on control nights?
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