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An Inference is a statement/proposition drawn from another which is supposed to be true.




  • (WordNet, 2009) ⇒
    • S: (n) inference, illation (the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation)


  • Wiktionary
    • Inference (countable and uncountable; plural inferences)
      • 1. (uncountable) The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
      • 2. (countable) That which is inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.
    • Derived terms
      • deductive inference
      • inductive inference
      • statistical inference


  • (WordNet, 2009) ⇒
    • Inference is the act or process of deriving a conclusion based solely on what one already knows.
    • infer - deduce: reason by deduction; establish by deduction
    • infer - generalize: draw from specific cases for more general cases
    • infer - deduce: conclude by reasoning; in logic
    • infer - guess: guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
    • infer - understand: believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?"