from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of inferring or drawing conclusions.
- n. A conclusion drawn; a deduction. Also called illative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of inferring or concluding, especially from a set of premises; a conclusion, a deduction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of inferring from premises or reasons; perception of the connection between ideas; that which is inferred; inference; deduction; conclusion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of inferring from premises; inference.
- n. That which is inferred; an inference; a deduction; a conclusion.
- n. In liturgics: The act of bringing the eucharistic elements into the church and placing them on the altar.
- n. In the Mozarabic liturgy, the eucharistic preface. It is of great length, and varies according to the Sunday or festival.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
Late 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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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"). (Wiktionary)