inferrable

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infer (ɪnˈfɜː)
 
vb , -fers, -ferring, -ferred
1.  to conclude (a state of affairs, supposition, etc) by reasoning from evidence; deduce
2.  (tr) to have or lead to as a necessary or logical consequence; indicate
3.  (tr) to hint or imply
 
[C16: from Latin inferre to bring into, from ferre to bear, carry]
 
usage  The use of infer to mean imply is becoming more and more common in both speech and writing. There is nevertheless a useful distinction between the two which many people would be in favour of maintaining. To infer means `to deduce', and is used in the construction to infer something from something: I inferred from what she said that she had not been well. To imply (sense 1) means `to suggest, to insinuate' and is normally followed by a clause: are you implying that I was responsible for the mistake?
 
in'ferable
 
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in'ferible
 
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in'ferrable
 
adj
 
in'ferrible
 
adj
 
in'ferably
 
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in'ferrer
 
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