inference definition

  • noun:
    • The act or process of deriving rational conclusions from premises known or thought to be real.
    • The work of reasoning from factual understanding or evidence.
    • anything inferred.
    • consumption Problem A hint or recommendation: The editorial included an inference of nasty play inside awarding regarding the contract. See Usage Note at infer.
    • The work or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
    • whatever is inferred; a truth or idea attracted from another that is admitted or said to be real; a conclusion; a deduction.
    • The work or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
    • whatever inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be real; a conclusion; a deduction.
    • the synthesis of a belief or opinion, less straight observed, but as constrained by findings made from various other issues or by values currently used; the machine of propositions or judgments linked together by such an act in a syllogism—namely, the premises, or even the wisdom or judgments which become reasons, and also the conclusion, or perhaps the wisdom which benefits as an effect; also, the belief so produced.
    • thinking from impact to cause; thinking from signs; conjecture from premises or requirements; theory.
    • the reasoning involved in attracting a conclusion or making a logical view on such basis as circumstantial research and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation

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