[ ih-ley-shuh n ]
/ ɪˈleɪ ʃən /


the act of inferring.
an inference; conclusion.

Origin of illation

1525–35; < Late Latin illātiōn- (stem of illātiō) a carrying in, equivalent to Latin illāt(us) suppletive past participle of inferre to bring in, bear in (il- il-1 + lātus brought, earlier *tlātus; see tolerate) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for illation


/ (ɪˈleɪʃən) /


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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