Illative definition

ĭlə-tĭv, ĭ-lā-
Expressing or preceding an inference. Used of a word.
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(grammar) Of, relating to, or being a grammatical case indicating motion toward or into in some languages, as in Finnish Helsinkiin, “to Helsinki.”
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A word or phrase, such as hence or for that reason, that expresses an inference.
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The illative case.
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A word or form in the illative case.
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Expressing or introducing an inference.
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Of, or having the nature of, an illation; inferential.
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An illative word or phrase.
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An illation or inference.
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Of, or relating to an illation.

An illative consequence or proposition.

An illative word, such as "then" or "therefore"

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(grammar) Of, or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates motion towards or into something.
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(grammar) A word or phrase that expresses an inference (such as therefore)
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(grammar) The illative case, or a word in that case.
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Of, relating to, or of the nature of an illation.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
illative
Plural:
illatives

Origin of illative

  • From Late Latin illātīvus (“illative”), from Latin illātus, perfect passive participle of inferō (“carry or bring into somewhere; bury; conclude”), from in + ferō (“bear, carry; suffer”).

    From Wiktionary