illative Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
- the illative faculty of the mind
adjective satellite resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference
- an illative conclusion
- inferential reasoning
adjective satellite expressing or preceding an inference
- `therefore' is an illative word
: cf. F. illatif
- Relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive; as, an illative consequence or proposition; an illative word, as then, therefore, etc.
- An illative particle, as for, because.
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