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1Of the nature of or stating an inference.
- ‘The word world, or cosmos, in the original language of the New Testament, is not an illative term.’
- 1.1Proceeding by inference.
- ‘The theory TRC is an illative theory, in the sense that it can encode notions of propositional logic.’
- ‘Aquino tries to strengthen Newman's position by relocating his illative sense from the individual to communities of informed judgment.’
Relating to or denoting a case of nouns in some languages used to express motion into something.
- ‘The illative case, denoting direction of movement, is rare in modern standard Lithuanian, although it's used in the common spoken language.’
The illative case, or a word in this case.
- ‘The illative is used selectively and usually as an adverb of place, but in some dialects of Lithuanian, all four locatives are still in use.’
Late 16th century: from Latin illativus, from illat- brought in (see illation).
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