What does the word implication mean?

Usage examples for implication

  1. There can be no implication against the constitution. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  2. The implication of a rapid advance is to be understood merely as relative to their usual rate of procedure. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  3. But Adams wrote from Holland that he also disapproved the unusual form of the commission, though a commission to treat with envoys of " the United States of America" would satisfy him, as a sufficient implication of independence without an explicit preliminary acknowledgment of it. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.