Definitions for: Illation

[n] the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation

Webster (1913) Definition: Il*la"tion, n. [L. illatio, fr. illatus, used as p.
p. of inferre to carry or bring in, but from a different
root: cf. F. illation. See 1st In-, and Tolerate, and cf.
The act or process of inferring from premises or reasons;
perception of the connection between ideas; that which is
inferred; inference; deduction; conclusion.

Fraudulent deductions or inconsequent illations from a
false conception of things. --Sir T.

Synonyms: inference

See Also: abstract thought, analogy, corollary, deduction, derivation, entailment, extrapolation, implication, logical thinking, presumption, reasoning

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