- the act of inferring.
- an inference; conclusion.
Origin of illation
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Related Words for illationinterpretation, premise, thinking, argument, analysis, acumen, proposition, hypothesis, rationale, inference, conviction, agreement, verdict, opinion, settlement, resolution, deduction, ratiocination, logistics, corollary
Examples from the Web for illation
Historical Examples of illation
The student has already seen that Maori is defective in particles of illation, comparison, and copulation.Grammar of the New Zealand language (2nd edition)
- 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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