illation

                    noun
                    il·​la·​tion | \ i-?lā-sh?n How to pronounce illation (audio) \

                    Definition of illation

                    1 : the action of inferring : inference
                    2 : a conclusion inferred

                    First Known Use of illation

                    1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

                    History and Etymology for illation

                    Late Latin illation-, illatio, from Latin, action of bringing in, from inferre (past participle illatus) to bring in, from in- + ferre to carry — more at tolerate, bear

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