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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Definitions for tacit

  1. implied or understood without being openly expressed
  2. saying nothing; silent

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Citations for tacit
The word on the Hill is that Mr. Waxman enjoys the tacit support of übergreen Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who dislikes Mr. Dingell's independence. , The Wall Street Journal
Boeing and Airbus don't want to cannibalize sales of the B737 and A320. So there seems to be a tacit agreement to sweep the issue (of single-aisle replacement aircraft) under the carpet for now. Aude Lagorce, MarketWatch
Origin of tacit
c 1575, from French tacite, from Latin tacitus "that is passed over in silence, done without words, assumed, silent," from tacere "to be silent," from Proto Indo-European base *tak- "to be silent."