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illative


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Illative  \Il"la*tive\,  n. 
  An  illative  particle,  as  for  because 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  illative 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  having  the  nature  of  illation  or  inference; 
  "the  illative  faculty  of  the  mind"  [syn:  {inferential}] 
  2:  resembling  or  dependent  on  or  arrived  at  by  inference;  "an 
  illative  conclusion";  "inferential  reasoning"  [syn:  {inferential}] 
  3:  (grammar)  expressing  or  preceding  an  inference;  "`therefore' 
  is  an  illative  word" 




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