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il·la·tion  audio  (-lshn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The act of inferring or drawing conclusions.
  2. A conclusion drawn; a deduction. Also called illative.

ETYMOLOGY:
Late Latin illti, illtin-, from Latin illtus, past participle of nferre, to carry in, infer : in-, in ; see in-2 + ltus, brought; see tel- in Indo-European roots


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