Inferences



[in-fer-uh ns, -fruh ns] /ˈɪn fər əns, -frəns/

noun
1.
the act or process of inferring.
2.
something that is inferred:
to make rash inferences.
3.
Logic.

/ˈɪnfərəns; -frəns/
noun
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) the specific mode of reasoning used See also deduction (sense 4), induction (sense 4)
n.

1590s, from Medieval Latin inferentia, from Latin inferentem (nominative inferens), present participle of inferre (see infer).

In logic, the deriving of one idea from another. Inference can proceed through either induction or deduction.
see: draw an inference

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