American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or of the nature of an illation.
- adj. Expressing or preceding an inference. Used of a word.
- adj. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a grammatical case indicating motion toward or into in some languages, as in Finnish Helsinkiin, "to Helsinki.”
- n. A word or phrase, such as hence or for that reason, that expresses an inference.
- n. See illation.
- n. Grammar The illative case.
- n. Grammar A word or form in the illative case.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to illation; drawing or able to draw inferences.
- Due to illation; inferential; inferred.
- Denoting an inference: as, an illative word or particle, as then and therefore.
- n. That which denotes illation or inference.
- n. An illative particle.
- In grammar, noting the case expressing motion into. See introessive.
- n. In grammar, the illative case.
- adj. of, or relating to an illation
- adj. grammar of, or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates motion towards or into something
- n. grammar a word or phrase that expresses an inference (such as therefore)
- n. an illation
- n. grammar the illative case, or a word in that case
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive.
- n. An illative particle, as
- adj. relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
- adj. resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference
- adj. expressing or preceding an inference
- 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"). (Wiktionary)
“From that basic meaning, a sense of illative (ie. going into something) rather than inessive (ie. being in something) may sometimes surface secondarily where verbs of motion are used, such as in my above example with far.”
“According to Johnson, traditional logic has focused too much on the illative core, though a rational arguer must pay as much attention to its dialectical tier.”
“That this verse contains a conclusion, is evident from the illative particle”
“Chesterton was really saying by a comparison with the "illative sense" of Cardinal Newman.”
“A man can reason well about familiar matter; but, unless he has explicitly examined the illative process, he will hesitate and err when dealing with new subject-matter.”
“The common relations between sentences indicated by conjunctions are coördinative, subordinative, adversative, concessive, and illative.”
“For the proving of which, I shall premise this one note, (which indeed is clear of itself from the very illative particle therefore,) that this and the following verse are so joined together, as to make up one argument; of which argument this verse is the antecedent, and the other the consequent, or inference drawn from it.”
“I answer, No; for there is a great deal of difference between a mere illative necessity, which consists only in the logical consequence of one thing upon another, and between a causal necessity, which efficiently and antecedently determines and puts the faculty upon working.”
“How ever, it is certain, that, by the former kind of merely illative necessity, the thing decreed will assuredly have its event.”
“If in this verse is not signified Christ's taking on him our nature, how comes it to pass, that, in the next verse, which has an illative dependence upon this, the seed of Abraham are called his brethren? for his being their deliverer only would not make them his brethren; but his taking of our nature properly does.”
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