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I want to know what do the words "mean" and "implication" mean in these sentences:
"He didn't precisely mean that, but that is the implication"
"They didn't actually say "you have to pay today" but that is what they mean"
Thank you for the help in advance
I think the first sentence is defective and that is what is giving you trouble. I don't see how a statement can mean something without also implying that thing.
The actual sentence may have been intended to mean something like this: "Although he didn't intend to imply exactly such and so, the facts in his statement do imply such and so."