Meaning of INFERENCE in English

n. Function: noun

1 the deriving of a conclusion by reasoning FF1C; the answer was obtainable by inference FF1E;

Synonyms: deduction, illation, judgment, ratiocination

Related Words: conjecture, guessing, reckoning, supposition, surmise

2 a determination arrived at by reasoning FF1C; a wrong inference based on incomplete evidence FF1E;

Synonyms: conclusion, deduction, illation, judgment, ratiocination, sequitur

Related Words: assumption, conjecture, guess, presumption, reckoning, supposition, surmise

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