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inference

[in-fer-uhns, -fruhns]
noun
1.
the act or process of inferring.
2.
something that is inferred: to make rash inferences.
3.
Logic.
a.
the process of deriving the strict logical consequences of assumed premises.
b.
the process of arriving at some conclusion that, though it is not logically derivable from the assumed premises, possesses some degree of probability relative to the premises.
c.
a proposition reached by a process of inference.

Origin:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin inferentia. See infer, -ence

misinference, noun
preinference, noun
superinference, noun
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inference (ˈɪnfərəns, -frəns)
 
n
1.  the act or process of inferring
2.  an inferred conclusion, deduction, etc
3.  any process of reasoning from premises to a conclusion
4.  logic deduction See also induction the specific mode of reasoning used

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inference
c.1600, from M.L. inferentia, from inferentem, prp. of inferre (see infer).
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inference definition


In logic, the deriving of one idea from another. Inference can proceed through either induction or deduction.

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