What does tacit mean?

Definitions for tacitˈtæs ɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tacit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. silent, tacit, understood(adj)

    implied by or inferred from actions or statements

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


  1. tacit(Adjective)

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

  2. tacit(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tacit(adj)

    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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Esko Mustamaki:

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

  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. Henry James:

    There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things.

  4. 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.

Images & Illustrations of tacit

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