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il·la·tive

 (ĭl′ə-tĭv, ĭ-lā′-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or of the nature of an illation.
2. Expressing or preceding an inference. Used of a word.
3. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a grammatical case indicating motion toward or into in some languages, as in Finnish Helsinkiin, "to Helsinki."
n.
1. A word or phrase, such as hence or for that reason, that expresses an inference.
2. See illation.
3. Grammar
a. The illative case.
b. A word or form in the illative case.

il′la·tive·ly adv.

illative

(ɪˈleɪtɪv)
adj
1. (Logic) of or relating to illation; inferential
2. (Grammar) grammar denoting a word or morpheme used to signal inference, for example so or therefore
3. (Linguistics) (in the grammar of Finnish and other languages) denoting a case of nouns expressing a relation of motion or direction, usually translated by the English prepositions into or towards. Compare elative1
n
(Grammar) grammar
a. the illative case
b. an illative word or speech element
[C16: from Late Latin illātīvus inferring, concluding]
ilˈlatively adv

il•la•tive

(ˈɪl ə tɪv, ɪˈleɪ tɪv)

adj.
of or expressing illation; inferential: an illative word such as “therefore.”
[1585–95; < Late Latin]
il′la•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.illative - relating to or having the nature of illation or inference; "the illative faculty of the mind"
2.illative - resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference; "an illative conclusion"; "inferential reasoning"
deductive - involving inferences from general principles
3.illative - expressing or preceding an inference; "`therefore' is an illative word"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
deductive - involving inferences from general principles

illative

noun
A position arrived at by reasoning from premises or general principles:
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Short illatives are subject to a prosodic requirement: they must be larger than the minimal prosodic foot in Estonian, i.
In addition, the paradigms of these nominals do not exhibit gradation, and never contain short illatives, stem partitives or short i-plural forms.
8) There is also a relation between the partitive singulars that are homophonous with short illatives and those that correspond to truncated nominatives.