Meaning of INFERENCE in English

in ‧ fer ‧ ence AC /ˈɪnf ə rəns/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: verb : ↑ infer ; noun : ↑ inference ; adverb : ↑ inferentially ; adjective : ↑ inferential ]

1 . [countable] something that you think is true, based on information that you have

draw/make inferences (about/from something)

What inferences have you drawn from this evidence?

2 . [uncountable] when someone infers something

by inference

He was portrayed as a hero and, by inference, Thompson as the villain.

—inferential /ˌɪnfəˈrenʃ ə l◂/ adjective :

inferential evidence

—inferentially adverb

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