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
He was portrayed as a hero and, by inference, Thompson as the villain.
—inferential /ˌɪnfəˈrenʃ ə l◂/ adjective :