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Illative

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Adjective

1. illative, inferential

relating to or having the nature of illation or inference

Example Sentences:
'the illative faculty of the mind'

2. illative, inferential

resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference

Example Sentences:
'an illative conclusion'
'inferential reasoning'

3. illative

expressing or preceding an inference

Example Sentences:
'therefore' is an illative word'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Illative

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adjective
1. 
of or relating to illation; inferential
2. grammar
denoting a word or morpheme used to signal inference, for example so or therefore
3. 
(in the grammar of Finnish and other languages) denoting a case of nouns expressing a relation of motion or direction, usually translated by the English prepositions into or towards
Compare elative (sense 1)
noun
4. grammar
a. 
the illative case
b. 
an illative word or speech element

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Illative

see synonyms of illative
adjective
1. 
expressing or introducing an inference
said of such words as therefore
2. 
of, or having the nature of, an illation; inferential
noun
3. 
an illative word or phrase
4. 
an illation or inference

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Illative

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adj.
1. Of, relating to, or of the nature of an illation.
2. Expressing or preceding an inference. Used of a word.
3. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a grammatical case indicating motion toward or into in some languages, as in Finnish Helsinkiin, "to Helsinki."
n.
1. A word or phrase, such as hence or for that reason, that expresses an inference.
2. See illation.
3. Grammar
a. The illative case.
b. A word or form in the illative case.

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