illation

Definitions of illation
  1. 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: inference
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    analogy
    an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
    corollary
    (logic) an inference that follows directly from the proof of another proposition
    derivation
    a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions
    deduction, entailment, implication
    something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
    extrapolation
    an inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations
    presumption
    (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed
    type of:
    abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning
    thinking that is coherent and logical
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