Part of speech: noun

The act of inferring a deduction or conclusion from evidence.

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Usage examples "inference":

  1. You say, when we find the combination of A B C with a b c and A B D with a b d, then we may draw our inference. - "A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)", John Stuart Mill.
  2. We have already seen that the nature of the change and the relation of the change of structure to the change of conditions necessarily tend to the inference that the latter is the cause of the former. - "Hormones and Heredity", J. T. Cunningham.
  3. That at least would seem to be a fair inference from the fact of the conspiracy of silence in which ninety per cent of parents have engaged towards the beings they love best. - "Men, Women, and God", A. Herbert Gray.