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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.


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


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.

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By definition, tacit knowledge is that which can't easily be captured with reports, intranets, and other more formal reporting mechanisms.
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Hence, developing a specific methodology can be developed to convert tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge and so the others can be recorded, stored, transported, used and act accordingly.
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