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1. Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved. In his woolly fleece i cling implicit. (Pope)

2. Tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not expressed in words; implied; as, an implicit contract or agreement.

3. Resting on another; trusting in the word or authority of another, without doubt or reserve; unquestioning; complete; as, implicit confidence; implicit obedience. Back again to implicit faith i fall. (Donne) implicit function.

(Science: mathematics) see function.

Origin: L. Implicitus, p. P. Of implicare to entwine, entangle, attach closely: cf. F. Implicite. See Implicate.

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Re: Diffusion and Fick's law

The diffusivities (diffusion "constants") are implicit functions of temperature. You don't worry about temperature dependence so much because you almost always use Fick's Laws under isothermal conditions (or at least assume it is isothermal ...

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by noncentric
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Diffusion and Fick's law
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... which that plays well. There is a sad irony in that title of this thread being, "When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?" and your implicit response, "When there's an ethical reason." Please tell me, what sort of reason might make it ethical to call a woman a whore? Because ...

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by dogen
Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
Replies: 79
Views: 95065

Re: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... carry identical information. A fundamental feature of chemical molecule is that it cannot lose its properties. And many others both explicit and implicit. I think you need to do more research on the topics you're trying to discuss - and even if you think a point supports your position, you need ...

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by AstraSequi
Thu May 03, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
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As far as I can see, the test is not really good as there are a lot of implicit prior knowledge that I am not sure you (can) have: But for 3cii what they want is for you to compare the number of extinct (or almost) on dead trees to the number of live trees. ...

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by canalon
Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Succession
Replies: 6
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Re: Science and Christianity

... or has it simply revealed that He never existed in the first place? In that clip from the movie Contact that we have just seen, did you notice the implicit assumption made by Jody Foster's character, Dr. Arroway? The assumption was that belief in God and belief science are fundamentally incompatible. ...

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by Makyhg
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science and Christianity
Replies: 13
Views: 6354
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