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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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More studies on vector breeding preferences and incorporation into regular entomological surveillance are advocated to design targeted education for source reduction activities which are local specific but global implicative for control of dengue.
This would be a reading that spoke to the interplay between cash and credit in the everyday economic affairs of the English, and that then put cash and credit economies into some mutually implicative relation to each other in English texts.
Join and attach are examples of lexical causatives which are represented in their LS by the direct (coercive) connector CAUSE and which belong to the so called implicative causality, in which the resulting state of affairs is necessarily entailed: *Pam joined y and z, but y and z did not join would not be regarded as correct (Van Valin 2005: 42).
a dialectic that is ontologically inseparable and mutually implicative.
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It includes the following passage, introduced by a phrase that comes up more than once in the essay, "If Fairies exist": a conditional followed by the implicative conjunction "then.
factive and semifactive verbs, modal, implicative, aspectual verbs, which are transparent allowing the presuppositions of their complements to go through); c) filters (e.
2010) utilizaram o aplicativo Classification Hierarchique Implicative et Cohesitive (CHIC) para realizar uma analise coesitiva e implicativa com o objetivo de observar as coesoes entre as diferentes percepcoes dos visitantes de um parque urbano da cidade de Cuiaba, MT, em relacao a este ambiente.
Implicative details abound in these scenes, but they're not forcibly brought to our attention by way of montage and close-ups.
24) It means that the Implicative version of correspondence is properly inadequate because, as Coniglione states, "it can, at most, refer to the incomplete formulation of the laws.