Definition of illative in English:

illative

Syllabification: il·la·tive
Pronunciation: /ˈilətiv, iˈlātiv
 
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adjective

  • 1Of the nature of or stating an inference.
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    • The word ‘world,’ or cosmos, in the original language of the New Testament, is not an illative term.
  • 1.1Proceeding by inference.
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    • Aquino tries to strengthen Newman's position by relocating his illative sense from the individual to communities of informed judgment.
    • The theory TRC is an illative theory, in the sense that it can encode notions of propositional logic.
  • 2 Grammar Relating to or denoting a case of nouns in some languages used to express motion into something.
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    • The illative case, denoting direction of movement, is rare in modern standard Lithuanian, although it's used in the common spoken language.

noun

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  • The illative case, or a word in this case.
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    • The illative is used selectively and usually as an adverb of place, but in some dialects of Lithuanian, all four locatives are still in use.

Derivatives

illatively

adverb
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  • It is used illatively, and must be translated ‘wherefore, therefore’.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin illativus, from illat- 'brought in' (see illation).

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