from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, or relating to an illation
- adj. of, or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates motion towards or into something
- n. a word or phrase that expresses an inference (such as therefore)
- n. an illation
- n. the illative case, or a word in that case
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive
- n. An illative particle, as for, because.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)