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Meaning of "implicature" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IMPLICATURE

implicature  [ɪmˈplɪkətʃə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IMPLICATURE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Implicature is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IMPLICATURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Implicature

Implicature is a technical term in the pragmatics subfield of linguistics, coined by H. P. Grice, which refers to what is suggested in an utterance, even though neither expressed nor strictly implied by the utterance. For example, the sentence "Mary had a baby and got married" strongly suggests that Mary had the baby before the wedding, but the sentence would still be strictly true if Mary had her baby after she got married. Further, if we add the qualification "— not necessarily in that order" to the original sentence, then the implicature is cancelled even though the meaning of the original sentence is not altered. "Implicature" is an alternative to "implication," which has additional meanings in logic and informal language.

Definition of implicature in the English dictionary

The definition of implicature in the dictionary is a proposition inferred from the circumstances of utterances of another proposition rather than from its literal meaning, as when an academic referee writes the candidate's handwriting is excellent to convey that he has nothing relevant to commend. Other definition of implicature is the relation between the uttered and the inferred statement.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IMPLICATURE


aperture
ˈæpətʃə
arcature
ˈɑːkətʃə
candidature
ˈkændɪdətʃə
cubature
ˈkjuːbətʃə
curvature
ˈkɜːvətʃə
duplicature
ˈdjuːplɪkətʃə
entablature
ɛnˈtæblətʃə
filature
ˈfɪlətʃə
handkercher
ˈhæŋkətʃə
judicature
ˈdʒuːdɪkətʃə
ligature
ˈlɪɡətʃə
musculature
ˈmʌskjʊlətʃə
nomenclature
nəʊˈmɛnklətʃə
ossature
ˈɒsətʃə
plicature
ˈplɪkətʃə
quadrature
ˈkwɒdrətʃə
serrature
ˈsɛrətʃə
striature
ˈstraɪətʃə
subminiature
sʌbˈmɪnɪətʃə
tablature
ˈtæblətʃə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IMPLICATURE

implement
implemental
implementation
implementer
implementor
implicate
implication
implicational
implicative
implicatively
implicit
implicitly
implicitness
implicity
implied
implied reader
implied term
implied warranty
impliedly
implies

WORDS THAT END LIKE IMPLICATURE

adventure
armature
by nature
caricature
creature
feature
human nature
immature
legislature
literature
mature
miniature
Mother Nature
nature
premature
room temperature
signature
special feature
stature
temperature
the course of nature

Synonyms and antonyms of implicature in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «implicature» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IMPLICATURE

Find out the translation of implicature to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of implicature from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «implicature» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

含义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

implicatura
570 millions of speakers

English

implicature
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

implicature
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

implicature
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

импликатура
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

implicature
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

implicature
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

implicature
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Implicature
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Implikatur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

含意
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

implicature
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Implikatur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

implicature
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

implicature
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अस्पष्टता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sezdirim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

implicature
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

implikatura
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

імплікатури
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

implicatură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

implicature
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

implicature
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

implicature
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

implikaturene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of implicature

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPLICATURE»

The term «implicature» is normally little used and occupies the 123.225 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPLICATURE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «implicature» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «implicature» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about implicature

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IMPLICATURE»

Discover the use of implicature in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to implicature and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Implicature: Intention, Convention, and Principle in the ...
A systematic critique of the Gricean theory of implicature, an established doctrine in the philosophy of language.
Wayne A. Davis, 2007
2
Presumptive Meanings: The Theory of Generalized ...
This is the first extended discussion of preferred interpretation in languageunderstanding, integrating much of the best research in linguistic pragmatics from the last twodecades.
Stephen C. Levinson, 2000
3
Logic, Meaning, and Conversation : Semantical ...
This book makes an important contribution to the philosophy of language and will appeal to philosophers, linguists, and cognitive scientists.
Claremont Jay David Atlas Professor of Philosophy Pomona College, 2005
4
A Theory of Conventional Implicature and Pragmatic Markers ...
The overall aim of this book is to advance a Gricean theoretical framework of conventional implicature within which Chinese pragmatic markers can be accommodated.
Guangwu Feng, 2010
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Language Testing: The Social Dimension
3.2.4 Testing Implicature Bouton (1988, 1994, 1999) designed a 33-item test of implicature, incorporating two major types of implicature, which he termed “ idiosyncratic implicature” and “formulaic implicature.” Idiosyncratic implicature is  ...
Tim McNamara, Carsten Roever, 2006
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Pragmatics of Conditional Marking: Implicature, Scalarity, ...
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Scott Schwenter, 2014
7
Studying Speaking to Inform Second Language Learning
The following discussion will refer to three major studies: Bouton's test of ESL implicature (Bouton, 1988, 1994, 1999), Hudson et al.'s test of ESL sociopragmatics (1995) and its spin-offs (Yamashita, 1996; Yoshitake, 1997), and my own test of ...
Diana Boxer, Andrew D. Cohen, 2004
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Studies in the Way of Words
Finally, we can now show that, conversational implicature being what it is, it must possess certain features: 1. Since, to assume the presence of a conversational implicature, we have to assume that at least the Cooperative Principle is being ...
H. Paul Grice, 1991
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Pragmatics
The notion of conversational implicature is one of the single most important ideas in pragmatics (we shall often refer to the notion simply as implicature as a shorthand, although distinctions between this and other kinds of implicature will be ...
Stephen C. Levinson, 1983
10
Literal Meaning
Be that as it may, I deny that a conversational implicature is involved in the Gricean example mentioned by Carston. The content of B's utterance in (3) is enriched into the proposition which (4) explicitly articulates. ] This is very standard.
François Recanati, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IMPLICATURE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term implicature is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Where Do Brand And Omnichannel Deployment Intersect?
These interfaces need to express and utilize what I call Iconic Implicature (related to the semantic notion of conversational implicature) – a ... «Enterprise Irregulars, Jun 15»
2
Feminist Prof Cleared of Sexual Misconduct for Writing an Essay
... by others at Northwestern about the two distinct accusations, the status of the relevant legal proceedings, and the implicature of her rhetoric. «Jezebel, Jun 15»
3
Winners of ULM's 15th annual student research symposium …
Third place: Amber Bettencourt of Livermore, Calif. presented “Uh-huh: A third implicature?” Bettencourt's faculty mentor is Johanna Boult. «Monroe News Star, Mar 15»
4
Why Swearing Is Just Like Saying “Please” (Sort Of)
The "implicature" tells us their meaning is somehow separate from that of the rest of the sentence: It's implied, rather than stated directly. «Slate Magazine, Nov 14»
5
Are "Definitely" and "Totally" the New "Literally"?
If someone offers information that is not relevant to the discussion, our conversational implicature radars go off. Three possible explanations ... «Slate Magazine, Oct 14»
6
The History of Swearing in This Country Is Not So Darn Easy to …
I think the rhetorical affect is called scalar implicature; a sort of purposeful understatement to serve a sarcastic or satirical note. 323Reply. «Gawker, Aug 14»
7
My Hillary prediction
... told him about her friend Michael Kelly to the fact that Kelly was the first reporter killed in Iraq to a strong implicature that Clinton was to blame ... «UC Berkeley, Aug 14»
8
"Look at All These Ducks There Are at Least Ten." What??
The technical name for this type of reasoning is scalar implicature, and it's precisely what's going on with the ducks. Since we expect that the ... «Slate Magazine, Jun 14»
9
US PhRMA Bares its Fangs – South Africa Patent Law Reform and …
Here, PhRMA's not lying per se, but it is guilty of implicature – the half truth that tells a lie. Perhaps PhRMA can explain why excessive drug ... «International IP and the Public Interest, Jan 14»
10
What does 'literally' literally mean?
I tell students that implicature is a form of philosophical purgatory to be gone through before the harps can twang. But someone – Nobby's mum, ... «London Review of Books, Aug 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Implicature [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/implicature>. Oct 2019 ».
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