Illocution



[il-uh-kyoo-shuh-ner-ee] /ˌɪl əˈkyu ʃəˌnɛr i/

adjective, Philosophy, Linguistics.
1.
pertaining to a linguistic act performed by a speaker in producing an utterance, as suggesting, warning, promising, or requesting.
/ˌɪləˈkjuːʃən/
noun
1.
(philosophy) an act performed by a speaker by virtue of uttering certain words, as for example the acts of promising or of threatening Also called illocutionary act See also performative Compare perlocution
n.

1955, from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + locution.
adj.

1955, from illocution + -ary.

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