from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or of the nature of an illation.
- adjective Expressing or preceding an inference. Used of a word.
- adjective Grammar Of, relating to, or being a grammatical case indicating motion toward or into in some languages, as in Finnish Helsinkiin, “to Helsinki.”
- noun A word or phrase, such as hence or for that reason, that expresses an inference.
- noun The illative case.
- noun A word or form in the illative case.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
- noun That which denotes illation or inference.
- noun An illative particle.
- In grammar, noting the case expressing motion into. See
- noun In grammar, the illative case.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An illative particle, as
- adjective Relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive
- adjective (Logic) a converse or reverse statement of a proposition which in that form must be true because the original proposition is true.
- adjective (Metaph.) the faculty of the mind by which it apprehends the conditions and determines upon the correctness of inferences.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective of, or relating to an
- adjective grammar of, or relating to the
grammatical casethat in some languagesindicates motiontowards or into something
- noun grammar a
wordor phrasethat expresses an inference(such as therefore)
- noun an
- noun grammar the
illative case, or a word in that case
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
- adjective resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference
- adjective expressing or preceding an inference
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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.
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.
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.