Synonym: illation. Similar words: conference, deference, reference, preference, difference, make a difference, coherence, irreverence. Meaning: ['ɪnfərəns] n. the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation.
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1 From his manner, we drew the inference that he was satisfied.
2 Is that a fair inference from his statement?
3 I submit that no inference is true.
4 The clear inference is that the universe is expanding.
5 It had an extremely tiny head and, by inference,(www.Sentencedict.com) a tiny brain.
6 The inference I've drawn from his lateness is he overslept.
7 If he is guilty then, by inference, so is his wife .
8 He was portrayed as a hero and,by inference, Thompson as the villain.
9 Justification by inference is conditional justification only.
10 One was clearly Xanthe's, the other by inference Sheridan's.
11 This is a perfectly legitimate inductive inference.
12 Subsequent evidence may confirm or deny that inference.
13 It is certainly the case that normal mode inference is computationally more tractable.
14 This inference is confirmed experimentally by observations in grid turbulence of changes in the spectrum with distance downstream.
15 Would a reasonable occupier have drawn the inference that there was a danger and that the presence of the trespasser was likely.
16 The inference engine is generic, and it handles the logistics of a consultation.
17 The inference is therefore that the fish is either dead or cured by the time fungus gets around to colonising it.
18 You seemed to know about this book, and by inference I thought you had read it.
19 She'd begun spending a lot of money, and the obvious inference was that she'd stolen it.
20 They were warned to expect a heavy air attack and by inference many casualties.
21 His change of mind was recent and sudden, the inference being that someone had persuaded him.
22 Therefore, if the assumption that the speaker is actually cooperating is to be preserved, some informative inference must be made.
23 Demanding but worthwhile effort to unify qualitative and quantitative research methods under one logic of inference.
24 Though selection of countries lies at the heart of comparison, selection without reflection may lead to serious problems of inference.
25 First, variants on the Gettier theme can be written in which, though there is falsehood, there is no inference.
26 Once it is established what the defendant knew, then the inference to be drawn from these primary facts is objective.
27 The tenor of the above letter seems to endorse rather than diminish that inference - Ed.
28 Classroom activities will tend to be those focusing attention on deciphering rather than on interpretation by indexical inference.
29 Le Corbusier's admonitions echo much of nineteenth century morality in terms of emphasis on order and health, and by inference cleanliness.
30 A careful examination of the full context, however, suggests that see may well denote mental inference here as well.
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