Explicit  

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  1. very specific, clear, or detailed
    I gave explicit instructions for him to stay here, but he followed me, anyway.
  2. containing material (e.g. language or film footage) that might be deemed offensive or graphic
    The film had several scenes including explicit language and sex.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Explicit refers to something that is specific, clear, or detailed. It can also mean:

  • Sexually explicit, content that might be deemed offensive or graphic
  • Explicit knowledge, knowledge that can be readily articulated, codified, and can be easily transmitted to others
  • the final words of a text; contrast with incipit

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