Definition of perlocution noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

perlocution

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌpərləˈkyuʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable](linguistics)
 
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an act of speaking or writing which has an action as its aim, but which does not itself perform that action, for example persuading or convincing
perlocutionary
 
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NAmE//ˌpərləˈkyuʃəˌnɛri//
 
adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: perlocution