1) General: Implied, rather than expressly stated.
From L. implicitus, variant of implicatus, p.p. of implicare, → implication.
Dartâhi, from dartâh present stem of dartâhidan, → implication, + -y adj. suffix.
Fr.: fonction implicite
A function which contains two or more variables that are not independent of each other. An implicit function of x and y is one of the form f(x,y) = 0, e.g., 4x + y2 - 9 = 0. See also → explicit function.