What does Inference mean?

Definitions for Inferenceˈɪn fər əns, -frəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inference, illation(noun)

    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


  1. inference(Noun)

    The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.

  2. inference(Noun)

    That which is inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inference(noun)

    the act or process of inferring by deduction or induction

  2. Inference(noun)

    that which inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction


  1. Inference

    Inference is the act or process of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true. The conclusion drawn is also called an idiomatic. The laws of valid inference are studied in the field of logic. Or inference can be defined in another way. Inference is the non-logical, but rational, means, through observation of patterns of facts, to indirectly see new meanings and contexts for understanding. Of particular use to this application of inference are anomalies and symbols. Inference, in this sense, does not draw conclusions but opens new paths for inquiry. In this definition of inference, there are two types of inference: inductive inference and deductive inference. Unlike the definition of inference in the first paragraph above, meaning of word meanings are not tested but meaningful relationships are articulated. Human inference is traditionally studied within the field of cognitive psychology; artificial intelligence researchers develop automated inference systems to emulate human inference. Statistical inference allows for inference from quantitative data.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Inference in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Inference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.

  2. Andrew Grey:

    The inference that the media stories were a major influence on prescribing trends for bisphosphonates should be treated with caution.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.

  4. Veronika Pechlaner:

    The market is using every little snippet on Greece to make an inference of the result, markets for now think a deal will be made, but that might be complacent.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    Given the fact that for much of his life, Donald was financially supporting those politicians -- writing checks to Hillary Clinton, writing checks to Andrew Cuomo -- it is a fair inference that he supports their policies.

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