I was kind of perplexed by this expression. I came up with it while listening to the describtion of some concenpt:

//description of something

Of course, implied in this description is the fact that ...

I'm used to say that something implies from something. Is it incorrect and we say that something implies in something?

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    You can understand the sentence as saying : " The fact that [...] is implied in this description". Or "something is implied in this description, this something is the fact that [...]". It means that we understand "The fact that [...]" without it being explained.
    – None
    May 15, 2016 at 16:21

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The word order in the sentence has been changed probably for emphasis. The sentence could be rephrased to:

Of course, the fact that ... is implied in this description"

The preposition "in" is used to go with the noun phrase "this description" and it has nothing to do with the verb to imply. To imply is a transitive verb which means:

Indicate the truth or existence of (something) by suggestion rather than explicit reference

To imply is not used as an intransitive verb and "something implies from something" is not a grammatical construction as the verb doesn't take an object . It should be "something (the fact) is implied in something (this description)" or "he/she/they, etc. implied something (the fact) in something (this description)".

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