We define elicitation as the act of getting information without directly asking for it.
NSA had a nice definition of elicitation on their website that we archived here. Basically, elicitation is the process of extracting information from something or someone.
The dictionary definition of Elicitation can be found here.
Thanks to a researcher from CURE – Center for Usability Research & Engineering, Peter, we have some additions to our topic of elicitation.