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illation Line breaks: il¦la|tion
Pronunciation: /ɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of illation in English:


[mass noun] archaic
1The action of inferring or drawing a conclusion.
Example sentences
  • To the extent that our private views are doing the work - to the extent that the engine of illation is something locked up (at least for the moment) inside, there is a risk of unproductive disagreement.
1.1 [count noun] An inference.
Example sentences
  • Manning said as head of the National Security Council he felt ‘constrained to not answer the question from the reporter,’ but his illation was already indelibly established.


Mid 16th century: from Latin illatio(n-), from illat- 'brought in', from the verb inferre (see infer).

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