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1. illation

noun. 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.

Synonyms

  • abstract thought
  • inference
  • entailment
  • presumption
  • deduction
  • analogy
  • derivation
  • implication
  • corollary
  • reasoning
  • extrapolation

Antonyms

  • addition
  • increase
  • apophatism
  • cataphatism

Etymology

  • illatio (Latin)
  • illatus (Latin)

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