Illative Il"la*tive, a. [L. illativus: cf. F. illatif.] Relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive; as, an illative consequence or proposition; an illative word, as then, therefore, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Illative conversion} (Logic), a converse or reverse statement of a proposition which in that form must be true because the original proposition is true.

{Illative sense} (Metaph.), the faculty of the mind by which it apprehends the conditions and determines upon the correctness of inferences. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Illative — Il la*tive, n. An illative particle, as for, because. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • illative — [il′ə tiv, i lāt′iv] adj. [L illativus: see ILLATION] 1. expressing or introducing an inference: said of such words as therefore 2. of, or having the nature of, an illation; inferential n. 1. an illative word or phrase 2. an illation or inference …   English World dictionary

  • illative — index deductible (provable) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • illative — (adj.) inferential, 1610s, from L.L. illativus, from L. illatus brought in, used as pp. of inferre. As a noun from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • illative — illatively, adv. /il euh tiv, i lay tiv/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or expressing illation; inferential: an illative word such as therefore. 2. Gram. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate place into or toward… …   Universalium

  • illative — il•la•tive [[t]ˈɪl ə tɪv, ɪˈleɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. of or expressing illation; inferential: an illative word such as “therefore.”[/ex] • Etymology: 1585–95; < LL il′la•tive•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • illative — /ɪˈleɪtɪv/ (say i laytiv) adjective relating to or expressing illation; inferential: an illative word such as therefore . {Latin illātīvus} –illatively, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • illative — I. noun Date: 1591 1. a word (as therefore) or phrase (as as a consequence) introducing an inference 2. illation 2 II. adjective Date: 1611 inferential • illatively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • illative — См. illativo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • illative — 1. adjective a) of, or relating to an illation b) of, or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates motion towards or into something 2. noun a) a …   Wiktionary

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