tacit


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Tacit

Implied, inferred, understood without being expressly stated.

Tacit refers to something done or made in silence, as in a tacit agreement. A tacit understanding is manifested by the fact that no contradiction or objection is made and is thus inferred from the situation and the circumstances.

tacit

adjective allusive, assumed, connoted, implicit, implied, indicated, inferential, inferred, not openly exxressed, silent, suggested, symbolized, tacitus, taken for granted, undeclared, understood, unexpressed, unpronounced, unsaid, unspoken, unstated, untold, unvoiced, wordless
Associated concepts: tacit approval, tacit consent
See also: allusive, constructive, covert, implicit, implied, indirect, undisclosed

tacit

created or having effect by operation of law, rather than by being directly expressed.

TACIT. That which, although not expressed, is understood from the nature of the thing, or from the provision of the law; implied.

References in classic literature ?
He had grown up to the tacit fiction that women on horseback were not bipeds.
And furthermore, he wouldn't claim, not even by tacit acceptance, to be familiar with anything that was unfamiliar.
There seemed a tacit conspiracy against Jackson, and I was aware of a thrill of sympathy for the whining lawyer who had ingloriously fought his case.
Tacit obedience implies no force upon the will, and consequently may be easily, and without any pains, preserved; but when a wife, a child, a relation, or a friend, performs what we desire, with grumbling and reluctance, with expressions of dislike and dissatisfaction, the manifest difficulty which they undergo must greatly enhance the obligation.
As it was, the situation stopped there in the only way it could; but I was left alone in my little but, glowing warmly through and through with a pleasant satisfaction; and I knew that a tie, or a tacit something, existed between us which had not existed before.
This tacit promise of continued acquaintance gave Saxon a little joy-thrill.
And I know too, that, bating a certain tacit avoidance of any allusion to to-morrow; such as may be supposed to prevail between delicate-minded turnkeys, and a sensitive prisoner who is to be hanged next morning; we got on very well, and, all things considered, were merry enough.
Her reliance on his secrecy, and his tacit acquiescence, increased his distress of mind.
God knows, I've been trying to be faithful to tacit engagements, and I've only made things worse; I'd better have given way at first.
Therefore, the employees who have acquired a tacit knowledge are divided into employees with tacit knowledge sharing intentions and employees without tacit knowledge sharing intentions.
Could a proper understanding of the nature of tacit knowledge help us overcome the dogmatic suspicion of tradition which we have inherited from the Enlightenment?