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Meaning of ILLATION

Pronunciation:  i'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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.
{Infer}.]
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.
                                               Browne.

 

 

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