Taught vs. Taut

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Main Difference

The main difference between Taught and Taut is that the Taught is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences or values and Taut is a family name.

  • Taught

    A teacher (also called a school teacher or, in some contexts, an educator) is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences or values.

    Informally the role of teacher may be taken on by anyone (e.g. when showing a colleague how to perform a specific task).

    In some countries, teaching young people of school age may be carried out in an informal setting, such as within the family (homeschooling), rather than in a formal setting such as a school or college.

    Some other professions may involve a significant amount of teaching (e.g. youth worker, pastor).

    In most countries, formal teaching of students is usually carried out by paid professional teachers. This article focuses on those who are employed, as their main role, to teach others in a formal education context, such as at a school or other place of initial formal education or training.

  • Taut

    A taut object is one under tension.

    Taut is also a surname, and may refer to:

    Bruno Taut (1880–1938), prolific German architect, urban planner and author

    Max Taut (1884–1967), German architectTaut may also refer to:

    Taut International, sports drink company acquired by A.G. BarrTAUT, an acronym, may refer to:

    Tramways and Urban Transit, a monthly magazine published in the UK

    The complement of the SAT-problem; testing if a formula is a tautology, known to be co-NP-complete.

  • Taught (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of teach

  • Taut (adjective)

    Tight; under tension, as it were a rope or bow string.


  • Taut (adjective)

    Experiencing stress or anxiety.


  • Taut (adjective)

    Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled.


  • Taut (adjective)

    Strong; uncompromising.

  • Taut (adjective)

    stretched or pulled tight; not slack

    “the fabric stays taut without adhesive”

  • Taut (adjective)

    (especially of muscles or nerves) tense; not relaxed

    “my voice was taut with anger”

  • Taut (adjective)

    (of writing, music, etc.) concise and controlled

    “a taut text of only a hundred and twenty pages”

  • Taut (adjective)

    (of a ship) having a disciplined and efficient crew

    “his language was salty and he ran a taut ship”

Oxford Dictionary

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