Implicit (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018)

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This is a definition of Implicit that states "Not explicit."

This definition of Implicit was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan and Maxim Mirkin in 2018.1 It is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term.

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Scientonomy1 September 2019The definition became accepted as a result of the acceptance of the respective suggested modification.Yes

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Modification Community Date Suggested Summary Verdict Verdict Rationale Date Assessed
Sciento-2018-0011 Scientonomy 28 December 2018 Accept the three-fold distinction between explicit, explicable-implicit, and inexplicable. Accepted The consensus on this modification emerged primarily off-line. It was agreed that "the modification should be accepted".c1 It was also agreed "that the three-fold distinction is to be accepted as it introduces a distinction between explicable-implicit and inexplicable and thus contributes to the clarity of discussions concerning implicit and explicit."c2 1 September 2019

Question Answered

Implicit (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018) is an attempt to definition the following question: What is implicit knowledge? How should it be defined?

See Implicit for more details.


Implicit is the opposite of explicit and, thus, it doesn't require more than a very minimalist definition. This definition creates a strong link between the two concepts and won't require any changes in the definition of implicit when the respective definition of explicit happens to change.


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  1. ^  Mirkin, Maxim. (2018) The Status of Technological Knowledge in the Scientific Mosaic. Scientonomy 2, 39-53. Retrieved from