tacit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tacit implied by or inferred from actions or statements "gave silent consent","a tacit agreement","the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tacit Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection. "The tacit and secret theft of abusing our brother in civil contracts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tacit Silent; quiescent; giving out no sound.
    • tacit Silently indicated or implied; understood from conditions or circumstances; inferred or inferable; expressed otherwise than by speech; indirectly mainfested or communicated; wordless.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Tacit tas′it implied, but not expressed by words: silent, giving no sound
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Quotations

  • Martin Amis
    Martin Amis
    “Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tacitus, p. p. of tacere, to be silent, to pass over in silence; akin to Goth. þahan, to be silent, Icel. þegja, OHG. dagēn,: cf. F. tacite,. Cf. Reticent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tacitus, pa.p. of tacēre, to be silent.

Usage

In literature:

By tacit consent the three at the window fell silent.
"A Fool For Love" by Francis Lynde
And all the while David had once more tacitly given up the attempt either to love her or to control her.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
There is a tacit understanding that they don't believe it.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll
He glanced at Don Clemente, and his look seemed to convey a tacit invitation.
"The Saint" by Antonio Fogazzaro
She accepted the tacit suggestion, not tacitly, however.
"The Last Hope" by Henry Seton Merriman
Presently Meyrick became aware of the sort of tacit resistance which his companion's mind was opposing to his own.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
They had tacitly agreed, years before, to laugh at most things.
"With Edged Tools" by Henry Seton Merriman
A far-spreading, tacit complicity had hitherto saved him from the police.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
A far-spreading, tacit complicity had hitherto saved him from the police.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Her father, by a hundred tacit signs, rejected her affection.
"Henry Dunbar" by M. E. Braddon
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In poetry:

That you have all heard of Hume
I tacitly assume;
But you didn’t know, perhaps,
That his parents were Lapps.
"Clerihew – Hume" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
"So sweet the place," we said,
"Its tacit tales so dear,
Our thoughts, when breath has sped,
Will meet and mingle here!"…
"Words!" mused we. "Passed the mortal door,
Our thoughts will reach this nook no more."
"Middle-Age Enthusiasms" by Thomas Hardy
Nor yield we mournfully, majestic brothers,
We who have grandly fill'd our time;
With Nature's calm content, and tacit, huge delight,
We welcome what we wrought for through the past,
And leave the field for them.
"Song Of The Redwood-Tree" by Walt Whitman
There was quite a new expression on his lemon-coloured face,
And the unexpected odour won him temporary grace,
For we tacitly postponed the sacking-point till by-and-by,
And we tacitly said nothing save the one word, "rabbit pie!"
"My Other Chinee Cook" by James Brunton Stephens

In news:

American financial-services powerhouse Citigroup won a year-long battle to gain a foothold in China's domestic banking market, obtaining Beijing's tacit consent to lead the takeover of debt-ridden Guangdong Development Bank.
It is a tacit seasonal tradition that smaller, more interesting films arriving in December are often trampled in the all-star holiday stampede.
Tacit Group performing "In C".
Pakistan Have Tacit Agreement on Airstrikes.
A tacit admission of torture.
David Gilmour, CEO of Tacit , pilots his own Cessna.
Tacit knowledge is difficult to track and capture.
Emotions run high, but Utah tacitly approves of illegals.
' Cynical ' policy tacitly encourages illegal immigration.
' Cynical ' policy tacitly encourages illegal immigrationRelated article.
With John Cage 's "4'33" gaining popularity, it could be a tacit hit, at least in Britain.
Tacit Knowledge Systems turns e-mail into KnowledgeMail.
E-mail, in the mind of Tacit Knowledge Systems Founder and CEO David Gilmour, is a tragically underutilized tool.
Algeria has given its tacit approval for an.
Of affairs she must have guessed at and tacitly permitted: For she encouraged his Sunday drives across the river.
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In science:

In the next result about convergence in distribution of bLN , the space S ′ (Rd) is tacitly endowed with the strong topology (see p. 60 of , or p. 5, 6 of ).
On scaling limits and Brownian interlacements
It is tacitly understood that the use of those three “colors” a, b, and c in (2.1) is only for convenience, and that the results on edge-3-colorings given in this paper trivially carry over to the use of any other choice of three “colors”.
Snarks from a Kaszonyi perspective: a survey
That is to be tacitly kept in mind in what follows.
Snarks from a Kaszonyi perspective: a survey
This special case will be tacitly used below.
Snarks from a Kaszonyi perspective: a survey
R, we have tacitly assumed that the se­ cies).
Testing Implication of Probabilistic Dependencies
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