Vocabulary Building: “IMPLICATION” – Meaning and Usage

In today’s video we’ll continue to expand our vocabulary and learn a new English word – “implication.”

Let’s break it into parts and learn the word’s origin.

The root of the word – “plic” comes from Latin “plicare,” which means “to fold.”

Prefix “-im” means “in” or “inside.”

And suffix “-ion” in English helps form a noun and means “the state of” or “ an act of.”

And thus, the literal meaning is “the state of being within the folds.” Or, “something hidden in between the folds.”

An implication is something said or conveyed indirectly.

And here is an example of how to use the word in a sentence:

“The implication of his remark was that he was not going to give up without a fight.”



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