Associations to the word «Tabu»

Wiktionary

TABU, noun. Alternative spelling of taboo
TABU, verb. Alternative spelling of taboo
TABU SEARCH, noun. A combinatorial search technique used to solve optimization problems by tracking and guiding the search.

Dictionary definition

TABU, noun. A prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature.
TABU, noun. An inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion.
TABU, adjective. Forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands.
TABU, adjective. Excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley