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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: explicite, from Latin explicare; EXPLICATE

explicit

adjective
     
ex‧pli‧cit
1 expressed in a way that is very clear and direct [↪ implicit]:
The contrast could not have been made more explicit.
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 language or pictures that are explicit describe or show sex or violence very clearly:
The film contains some very explicit love scenes.
explicitly adverb
explicitness noun [uncountable]

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