|1.||[ adjective ] (logic) resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference|
"an illative conclusion" "inferential reasoning"
|2.||[ adjective ] relating to or having the nature of illation or inference|
"the illative faculty of the mind"
|Related terms:||inference inference|
|3.||[ adjective ] (grammar) expressing or preceding an inference|
"`therefore' is an illative word"
|Related terms:||grammar deductive|