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From French tacite, from Latin tacitus ‎(that is passed over in silence, done without words, assumed as a matter of course, silent), from tacere ‎(to be silent).



tacit ‎(comparative more tacit, superlative most tacit)

  1. Expressed in silence; implied, but not made explicit; silent.
    tacit consent : consent by silence, or by not raising an objection
    • 1983, Stanley Rosen, Plato’s Sophist: The Drama of Original & Image, page 62:
      He does this by way of a tacit reference to Homer.
    • 2004, Developing Democracy in Europe: An Analytical Summary (Lawrence Pratchett, ‎Vivien Lowndes; ISBN 9287155798):
      [] disengagement represents a tacit rejection of governing institutions and processes, especially among young people, []
  2. (logic) Not derived from formal principles of reasoning; based on induction rather than deduction.

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