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illation

[ ih-ley-shuhn ]
/ ɪˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of inferring.
an inference; conclusion.
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Origin of illation

First recorded in 1525–35; from Late Latin illātiōn- (stem of illātiō ) “a carrying in,” equivalent to Latin illāt(us) past participle of inferre “to bring in, bear in” (il- il-1 + lātus “brought,” earlier unrecorded tlātus; see tolerate) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for illation

illation
/ (ɪˈleɪʃən) /

noun
a rare word for inference

Word Origin for illation

C16: from Late Latin illātiō a bringing in, from Latin illātus brought in, from inferre to bring in, from in- ² + ferre to bear, carry
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