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perlocutionary

[pur-luh-kyoo-shuh-ner-ee] /ˌpɜr ləˈkyu ʃəˌnɛr i/
adjective, Philosophy, Linguistics
1.
(of a speech act) producing an effect upon the listener, as in persuading, frightening, amusing, or causing the listener to act.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; per- + locution + -ary
Related forms
perlocution, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for perlocution

perlocution

/ˌpɜːlɒˈkjuːʃən/
noun
1.
(philosophy) the effect that someone has by uttering certain words, such as frightening a person Also called perlocutionary act Compare illocution
Derived Forms
perlocutionary, adjective
Word Origin
C16 (in the obsolete sense: the action of speaking): from Medieval or New Latin perlocūtiō; see per-, locution
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