What is another word for implications?

Pronunciation: [ˌɪmplɪkˈe͡ɪʃənz] (IPA)

The word "implications" refers to the possible outcomes or consequences of a particular action, decision or situation. There are several synonyms that can be used to convey this meaning. These include "ramifications", "consequences", "effects", "results", "significance", and "repercussions". Each word emphasizes a slightly different aspect of the idea of implications. "Ramifications" suggests a branching out or spreading effect, while "consequences" focuses on the negative or positive aftermath of a decision. "Effects" and "results" both indicate an outcome, but "effects" may suggest a more immediate impact, while "results" may suggest a more long-term effect. "Significance" emphasizes the importance of the implications, while "repercussions" suggests a possible backlash or negative consequence.

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Usage examples for Implications

She had a house, but the subtle implications of the word home, the word saturated with a thousand years of local traditions and sympathies, the word that is the invisible centre of our world, she did not comprehend.
William McFee
Louie was to learn, in disappointment, that failure to be curious about scientific reasoning was usually accompanied by an equal failure to be curious about philosophical implications.
"Eight Keys to Eden"
Mark Irvin Clifton
Tekla with eyes full of beaming implications spoke: I should tell you, Cal, that Herr Viznina does not know, or else has forgotten, which paper you write for, and I let him guess.
James Huneker

Famous quotes with Implications

  • I wrote the first book, Harvest of Stars, and as I was writing it, I saw that certain implications had barely been touched on... It's perfectly obvious that two completely revolutionary things are going on, with cybernetics, and biological science.
    Poul Anderson
  • Historically, filmmakers always fall in love with every frame, but now that even neophytes are given final cut, this love affair carries with it serious economic implications.
    Peter Bart
  • What are the implications of a China that may be on nuclear parity with the United States?
    Charles Foster Bass
  • Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications.
    Gary Becker
  • Since we enacted the PATRIOT Act almost three years ago, there has been tremendous public debate about its breadth and implications on due process and privacy.
    Howard Berman

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