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Tacit vs. Implicit

Tacit and Implicit Definitions

Tacit

Not spoken
Indicated tacit approval by smiling and winking.

Implicit

Implied or understood though not directly expressed
An implicit agreement not to raise the touchy subject.

Tacit

Implied by or inferred from actions or statements
Management has given its tacit approval to the plan.

Implicit

Contained in the nature of something though not readily apparent
"Frustration is implicit in any attempt to express the deepest self" (Patricia Hampl).

Tacit

(Archaic) Not speaking; silent.

Implicit

Having no doubts or reservations; unquestioning
Implicit trust.
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Tacit

Implied, but not made explicit, especially through silence.
Tacit consent'' : consent by silence, or by not raising an objection

Implicit

Implied indirectly, without being directly expressed

Tacit

(logic) Not derived from formal principles of reasoning; based on induction rather than deduction.

Implicit

Contained in the essential nature of something but not openly shown

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.

Implicit

Having no reservations or doubts; unquestioning or unconditional; usually said of faith or trust.
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Tacit

Indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly;
Gave silent consent
A tacit agreement
The understood provisos of a custody agreement

Implicit

(obsolete) entangled, twisted together.

Implicit

Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved.
In his woolly fleeceI cling implicit.

Implicit

Tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not expressed in words; implied; as, an implicit contract or agreement.

Implicit

Resting on another; trusting in the word or authority of another, without doubt or reserve; unquestioning; complete; as, implicit confidence; implicit obedience.
Back again to implicit faith I fall.

Implicit

Implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something;
An implicit agreement not to raise the subject
There was implicit criticism in his voice
Anger was implicit in the argument
The oak is implicit in the acorn
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Implicit

Being without doubt or reserve;
Implicit trust

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