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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The aspect of meaning that a speaker conveys, implies, or suggests without directly expressing; Also: The relation between the uttered and the inferred statement

Usage examples (40)
  • Our sample implicature is said to be conversational.
  • The implicature is not conventional in Grice's sense.
  • D. (1978) Conversational implicature and the lexicon.
  • How could an implicature be generated under such conditions? for more
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