implication 暗示

June 20, 2016  =========
☆ implication 暗示
The implications of something are the things that are likely to have as a result. An “implication” can also be a suggestion, an inference, or a presumption. The verb, “to implicate” is only used when the situation is talking about something wrong or criminal, however, the noun, “implication” can be used more generally, usually when something is going wrong, but not necessarily related to criminal activities.
For example, in a business situation, when someone is making a report that is not positive about the business, a common question to ask is, “What are the implications?” meaning, “what is the likely result / outcome of the situation, based on the information just presented?” Or in the news, “What are the implications of an ageing society?” in other words, you might not hear this word in everyday conversation, but it is a common word in more formal discussions.