First attested w:1609|1609, from F. explicite, from L. explicitus, past participle of explicÄre "to unfold," from ex-, "out" + plicare, "to fold." Pornographic sense is from w:1971|1971.
#very specific, clear, or detailed
#:I gave explicit instructions for him to stay here, but he followed me, anyway.
#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.
Finnish: selvÃ¤, tÃ¤smÃ¤llinen, tietty