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Definition of Inference

Inference

  1. The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
  2. That which inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.

Inference Quotations

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
Thomas Jefferson

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

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.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Tax dollars intended for science education must not be used to teach creationism as any sort of real explanation of nature, because any observation or process of inference about our origin and the nature of the universe disproves creationism in every respect.
Bill Nye

There is no reasoning, no process of inference or comparison; there is no thinking about things, no putting two and two together; there are no ideas - the animal does not think of the box or of the food or of the act he is to perform.
Edward Thorndike
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Inference Translations

inference in Afrikaans is gevolgtrekking
inference in Dutch is conclusie, gevolgtrekking
inference in French is corollaire
inference in Norwegian is slutning
inference in Spanish is inferencia
inference in Swedish is slutsats