Definition of illocution noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

illocution

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɪləˈkyuʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable](linguistics)
 
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an action performed by speaking or writing, for example ordering, warning or promising
illocutionary
 
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NAmE//ˌɪləˈkyuʃəˌnɛri//
 
adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: illocution