Inference definition

ĭnfər-əns
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A conclusion or opinion arrived at by inferring.
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The act or process of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true.
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The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.
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Something inferred.
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(usage problem) A hint or suggestion.

The editorial contained an inference of foul play in the awarding of the contract.

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A logical conclusion drawn from available facts; the process of arriving at such a conclusion.
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(uncountable) The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
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(countable) That which is inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.
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An act or the process of inferring.
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The definition of inference is an educated guess made through observation.

An example of inference is a scientist guessing at the result of an experiment using things he's already learned.

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Noun

Singular:
inference
Plural:
inferences