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implication

Logic
a. the operator that forms a sentence from two given sentences and corresponds to the English if … then …
b. a sentence so formed. Usually written p→q or p⊃q, where p,q are the component sentences, it is true except when p (the antecedent) is true and q (the consequent) is false
c. the relation between such sentences

implication

[‚im·plə′kā·shən]
(mathematics)
The logical relation between two statements p and q, usually expressed as “if p then q.“
A logic operator having the characteristic that if p and q are statements, the implication of p and q is false if p is true and q is false, and is true otherwise. Also known as conditional implication; if-then operation; material implication.
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In IMFC [2] most of the implicational relations is also related to phonemes that present similar articulatory features, which reinforces the validity of both models as representatives of typical and deviant phonological acquisition.
Such a conclusion ultimately leads us to question the validity of implicational universals and correlation between syllable structure and word order based on them.
We adopt Evolutionary Phonology in favor of a strictly synchronic account that incorporates the implicational hierarchy in (1) directly into the substance of the grammar (e.
What we see in Table 11 is that the availability of local cases for particular locations grows in languages along the implicational ordering in (19).
We urge upon you to take appropriate implicational notice of the developments," it added.
The authors applied there a very interesting estimation for the sets of tautologies and non-tautologies of the implicational fragments of classical and intuitionistic logics.
RC's data do not necessarily undermine Abercrombie's implicational relationship claims, since he is not an example of the kind of MC university-educated speaker Abercrombie was describing.
The theoretical framework of Classical Dikkean Functional Grammar has stressed the relevance of implicational universals in different grammatical operations.
Guttman implicational scaling techniques were used to identify a unidimensional set of English as a Second Language reading comprehension items.
As a means of systematizing variation between Spanish, Limon Creole, and Spanish/ Limon Creole, implicational scales were developed.
Quantum logic is distinguished from classical logic not only at the lattice or "propositional" level--that is, at the level at which Boolean algebras are replaced by orthomodular ones (with a concomitantly anomalous implicational structure that we do not discuss here: see, for example, Dalla Chiara [1979; 1986], Hughes [1979])--but also in a broader phenomenological sense.
I mention this aspect, as this linguistic feature (1), used in combination with (2) tense/aspect markers and deixis is commonly employed in Polynesian narratives to (1)mark agency, that is, lay down the implicational lines between actants, and (2) to anchor the narrative in space/time.