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Definition of 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

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

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

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

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

This fact immediately suggested a singular event - that at some time in the distant past the universe began expanding from an extremely small size. To many people this inference was loaded with overtones of a supernatural event - the creation, the beginning of the universe.
Michael Behe
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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
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