What does tacit mean?

Definitions for tacit
ˈtæs ɪttac·it

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. silent, tacit, understoodadjective

    implied by or inferred from actions or statements

    "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"


  1. tacitadjective

    Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection.

  2. tacitadjective

    Not derived from formal principles of reasoning; based on induction rather than deduction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tacitadjective

    done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tacit

    tas′it, adj. implied, but not expressed by words: silent, giving no sound.—adv. Tac′itly.—n. Tac′itness.—adj. Tac′iturn, habitually tacit or silent: not fond of talking: reserved in speech.—ns. Tac′iturnist, one habitually taciturn; Taciturn′ity, habitual silence: reserve in speaking.—adv. Tac′iturnly. [L. tacitus, pa.p. of tacēre, to be silent.]

Anagrams for tacit »

  1. attic, Attic

  2. Attic

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tacit in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tacit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of tacit in a Sentence

  1. Neil Saunders:

    This is something of a tacit admission that Apple is struggling to be innovative on the iPhone front and needs longer to come up with radical new ideas, that said, it is a sensible move that reflects the reality of the market and will allow Apple to re-set expectations, of both the market and consumers, in terms of the product lifecycle.

  2. Troy Slaten:

    If there is any evidence of even tacit knowledge, involvement or participation, it would certainly give a Family Court judge concern over placing a child in that environment.

  3. Jeremy Farrar:

    No public health can work without the support of the society it's in. The science is clear in all of these things, but unless it has not just tacit support, but engaged support, then public health really struggles.

  4. Kara Frederick:

    I'm very circumspect about Biden’s actions in this summit because we're supposed to impose costs when cyberattacks occur and when they meet a level of attribution to a state, most cyber criminals in Russia operate with tacit state approval.

  5. Esko Mustamaki:

    There are lots of details but no concrete list for building an Arctic vessel, it's more about tacit knowledge.

Images & Illustrations of tacit

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. repugnant
    • B. flabby
    • C. lacerate
    • D. lank

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