Definition of explicitness in English:


Pronunciation /ɪkˈsplɪsɪtnəs//ɛkˈsplɪsɪtnəs/


  • See explicit

    • ‘With regard to the simpler problems with which it had earlier contact, it was useful only to the extent that it contributed precision and explicitness.’
    • ‘Government expenses for freedom-of-information searches vary according to the explicitness of a request and how many documents have to be sorted through to find the required ones.’
    • ‘With spine-chilling explicitness, it exposed the vulnerability of the electoral roll to cheating.’
    • ‘Both science and law, concerned as they are with evidence and the frailty of recall, have learned the importance of records and explicitness.’
    • ‘Another challenge lies in whether confronting human foibles - namely perversion - in such verbal or visual explicitness still allows them to be funny.’