1 [countable usually plural]
a possible future effect or result of an action, event, decision etc
What are the implications of these proposals?
This election has profound implications for the future of U.S. democracy.
consider/discuss/examine the implications
His talk will examine the wider implications of the Internet revolution.
a situation in which it is shown or suggested that someone or something is involved in a crime or a dishonest act [↪ implicate]
the implication of somebody (in something)
the implication of the former Chief of Staff in a major scandal
3 [uncountable and countable]
a suggestion that is not made directly but that people are expected to understand or accept [↪ imply]:
They are called 'Supertrams', the implication being that (=which is meant to suggest that) they are more advanced than earlier models.
The law bans organized protests and, by implication, any form of opposition.