explicitly

adverb ex·plic·it·ly \ ik-ˈspli-sət-lē \

Definition of explicitly

: in an explicit manner : clearly and without any vagueness or ambiguity
  • We were explicitly warned about what could happen.
  • The map shows explicitly where the fire alarms are located.
  • … did not know about the ferrying of weapons to the rebels, an activity explicitly forbidden by Congress.
  • —Neil A. Lewis

First Known Use of explicitly

circa 1657

in the meaning defined above

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