- the act of drawing a conclusion or making an inference
- the conclusion drawn; inference
Origin of illationLate Latin illatio from Classical Latin illatis from illatus (used as past participle of inferre, to bring in) from in-, in + latus (used as past participle of ferre, to bring) from earlier an unverified form tlatus from Indo-European an unverified form t?tós from base an unverified form tel-, to lift, bear from source Classical Latin tolerare (see tolerate), Classical Greek tl?nai, to bear
- The act of inferring or drawing conclusions.
- A conclusion drawn; a deduction. Also called illative .
Origin of illationLate Latin illātiō illātiōn- from Latin illātus past participle of īnferre to carry in, infer in- in ; see in- 2. lātus brought ; see telə- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin illātiō (“logical inference, deduction, conclusion”), from illātus, perfect passive participle of inferō (“carry or bring into somewhere; conclude”), from in + ferō (“bear, carry; suffer”).