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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.

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created or having effect by operation of law, rather than by being directly expressed.
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TACIT. That which, although not expressed, is understood from the nature of the thing, or from the provision of the law; implied.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Our acquisition framework covers the completed tacit knowledge transfer process, while traditional methods tend to focus on the particular aspect or phase of tacit knowledge acquisition.
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Such training, often pursued for many years of a career, can build tacit knowledge (Nonaka, 1994).
The employees of the organization and their contacts are considered as a knowledge exchange network to study the dynamic evolution of tacit knowledge spreading.
[20] proposed that the tacit knowledge is rooted in actions procedures routines commitment ideals values and emotions.
If tacit knowledge is not shared, then scientists must learn from their own mistakes versus learning insights from others, with resulting inefficiency.
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Then, the "explicit knowledge" is the one to provide us with an economic base and the "political immutability" of the model; on the contrary, the "tacit knowledge" represents the historic and cultural accumulation where the former development (in the past) has turned into a set of values and necessary skills that generated a database of necessary actions and values that will take further the construction of the society under study (the Romania of today--a weak tacit knowledge, as a ground of reference for the new economic and social economic model in a market capitalist economy ...
Currently, institutions that have established electronic medical record systems have been further refining their knowledge by codifying and transferring explicit and tacit knowledge like medical practices, processes, and experience into health care decision support systems (Hazlehurst, Frost, Sittig, & Stevens, 2005; Peleg, Keren & Denekamp, 2008).
Socialization represents creation of tacit knowledge and it is based on it.
* Warfighting experience instead of tacit knowledge;
Wikipedia (2007) defines tacit knowledge as "knowledge that is difficult to transfer to another person by means of writing or verbalizing." People are not often aware of the tacit knowledge they possess or how it can be valuable.