Complete Definition of "illation"

English
Etymology
Latin illatio, from the past participle stem of inferre.

Pronunciation
IPA: /ɪ'leɪÊÉn/

Noun
en-noun

  1. the act of inferring or concluding

#:*1974: Adriaan moved to Pierceâs American illation whereby an if begets a therefore, event by event, the javelinâs flight issuing from the web of contingencies in which we may locate the javelin and the javelineer â Guy Davenport, Tatlin!

  1. an inference, a deduction or conclusion

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