the act of inferring.
an inference; conclusion.
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interpretation, premise, thinking, argument, analysis, acumen, proposition, hypothesis, rationale, inference, conviction, agreement, verdict, opinion, settlement, resolution, deduction, ratiocination, logistics, corollary
Origin of illation
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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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