- 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 illati&omacron;, illati&omacron;n-, from Latin illatus, past participle of &imacron;nferre, to carry in, infer : in-, in; see in–2 + latus, brought; see tel&schwa;- 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”).