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

adjective, Philosophy, Linguistics.
pertaining to a linguistic act performed by a speaker in producing an utterance, as suggesting, warning, promising, or requesting.

1955, from illocution + -ary.


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  • Illogical

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