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Meaning of ILLATION

Pronunciation:  i'leyshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation

ILLATION is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: inference
 See Also: abstract thought, analogy, corollary, deduction, derivation, entailment, extrapolation, implication, logical thinking, presumption, reasoning



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Il*la"tion\, n. [L. illatio, fr. illatus, used as p.
p. of inferre to carry or bring in, but from a different
root: cf. F. illation. See 1st {In-}, and {Tolerate}, and cf.
The act or process of inferring from premises or reasons;
perception of the connection between ideas; that which is
inferred; inference; deduction; conclusion.

      Fraudulent deductions or inconsequent illations from a
      false conception of things.              --Sir T.