from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not spoken: indicated tacit approval by smiling and winking.
- adj. Implied by or inferred from actions or statements: Management has given its tacit approval to the plan.
- adj. Law Arising by operation of the law rather than through direct expression.
- adj. Archaic Not speaking; silent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection.
- adj. Not derived from formal principles of reasoning; based on induction rather than deduction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Silent; quiescent; giving out no sound.
- Silently indicated or implied; understood from conditions or circumstances; inferred or inferable; expressed otherwise than by speech; indirectly mainfested or communicated; wordless.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. implied by or inferred from actions or statements
Latin tacitus, silent, past participle of tacēre, to be silent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin tacitus ("that is passed over in silence, done without words, assumed as a matter of course, silent"), from tacere ("to be silent"). (Wiktionary)