What is explicit?

explicit meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

An abbreviation of the Latin phrase Explicitus est liber, meaning “the book is unrolled to the end.” Originally used to signify the end of a text written on a continuous papyrus or parchment scroll or volumen, the expression continued to be used in codex manuscripts and early printed books to indicate the end of the work or the conclusion of one of its major divisions. The explicit sometimes included the author‘s name and title of work but more often the place and date of production/publication and name of printer. Compare with incipit. See also: colophon and finis.


reference: ABC-CLIO