1. the act of Inferring.
2. an inference; conclusion.
[Origin: 1525-35; < LL illation (s. of illatio a carrying in, equiv. to L illat(us) suppletive ptp. of inferre to bring in, bear in (il + latus brought, earlier *tlatus; see TOLERATE) + -ion]
illation. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, (c) Random House, Inc. 2006. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/illation (accessed: April 11, 2008).
"Are you cold, or warm perchance"
"Or is this an inappropriate advance"
These questions led me to deep illation
Until, suddenly, a realization
I was, in fact, not wearing pants
I tried to write a Limerick, but didn't hit the metrical foot properly enough to call it one.