Definition of illocution noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

illocution

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɪləˈkjuːʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪləˈkjuːʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable](linguistics)
 
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an action performed by speaking or writing, for example ordering, warning or promising
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: illocution