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1. Not spoken: indicated tacit approval by smiling and winking.
2. Implied by or inferred from actions or statements: Management has given its tacit approval to the plan.
3. Archaic Not speaking; silent.
[Latin tacitus, silent, past participle of tacēre, to be silent.]
1. implied or inferred without direct expression; understood: a tacit agreement.
2. (Law) created or having effect by operation of law, rather than by being directly expressed
[C17: from Latin tacitus, past participle of tacēre to be silent]
1. understood without being openly expressed; implied: tacit approval.
2. silent; saying nothing: a tacit partner.
3. unvoiced or unspoken: a tacit prayer.
[1595–1605; < Latin tacitus silent, past participle of tacēre to be silent]
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tacit- One of its early meanings was "wordless, noiseless," from Latin tacere, "be silent."
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|Adj.||1.||tacit - implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"|