Definitions for illativeˈɪl ə tɪv, ɪˈleɪ tɪv
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relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
"the illative faculty of the mind"
resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference
"an illative conclusion"; "inferential reasoning"
expressing or preceding an inference
"`therefore' is an illative word"
a word or phrase that expresses an inference (such as therefore)
the illative case, or a word in that case
of, or relating to an illation
of, or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates motion towards or into something
Origin: From illativus, from illatus, perfect passive participle of infero, from in + fero.
relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive; as, an illative consequence or proposition; an illative word, as then, therefore, etc
an illative particle, as for, because
Origin: [L. illativus: cf. F. illatif.]
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