HyperDic: inference

English > 1 sense of the word inference:
NOUNcognitioninference, illationthe 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
inference > pronunciation
Soundsih'nferahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > inference: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe 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.
Synonymillation
NarroweranalogyAn inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
corollary(logic) an inference that follows directly from the proof of another proposition
deduction, entailment, implicationSomething that is inferred / inferred / inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
derivationA line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions
extrapolationAn inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations
presumption(law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially / judicially noticed
Broaderreasoning, logical thinking, abstract thoughtThinking that is coherent and logical
Spanishdeducción, ilación, inferencia
Catalanil·lació, inferència
Adjectivesinferential, illativerelating to or having the nature of illation or inference
inferentialderived or capable of being derived by inference
inferentialresembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference
Verbsinferreason by deduction
inferconclude by reasoning
inferdraw from specific cases for more general cases

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