What does illative mean?

Definitions for illativeˈɪl ə tɪv, ɪˈleɪ tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inferential, illative(adj)

    relating to or having the nature of illation or inference

    "the illative faculty of the mind"

  2. illative, inferential(adj)

    resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference

    "an illative conclusion"; "inferential reasoning"

  3. illative(adj)

    expressing or preceding an inference

    "`therefore' is an illative word"


  1. illative(Noun)

    a word or phrase that expresses an inference (such as therefore)

  2. illative(Noun)

    an illation

  3. illative(Noun)

    the illative case, or a word in that case

  4. illative(Adjective)

    of, or relating to an illation

  5. illative(Adjective)

    of, or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates motion towards or into something

  6. Origin: From illativus, from illatus, perfect passive participle of infero, from in + fero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illative(adj)

    relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive; as, an illative consequence or proposition; an illative word, as then, therefore, etc

  2. Illative(noun)

    an illative particle, as for, because

  3. Origin: [L. illativus: cf. F. illatif.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illative in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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