illation

noun
il·​la·​tion | \ i-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce illation (audio) \

Definition of illation

1 : the action of inferring : inference
2 : a conclusion inferred

First Known Use of illation

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for illation

Late Latin illation-, illatio, from Latin, action of bringing in, from inferre (past participle illatus) to bring in, from in- + ferre to carry — more at tolerate, bear

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“Illation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/illation. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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