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noun as in conclusion, deduction

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Example Sentences

The inference that the child was treated as an equal in the community is unwarranted.

This is an example of abductive reasoning: an inference is made based on known facts, in an effort to explain them.

The reasoning task requires the mice to make an inference by exclusion.

Sen. Claire McCaskill  said the “innuendo and inference” reminded her of Joe McCarthy.

The inference of “it” is that Burns himself wandered a painful distance down a suicidal path after being bullied in school.

The inference which ought to have been drawn from these facts was that the prohibitory system was absurd.

No inference can be drawn from any comparisons between sexual crime of adults and sexual misbehaviour among children.

She evidently made up her mind that logic was a fallacious mode of inference, and determined to abandon it for the future.

Mrs. Stanley did not see her way clear to comment either upon the fact or the inference.

I beg you to believe me that there has been nothing between your wife and myself that could justify the inference you have drawn.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inference, such as: assumption, conjecture, interpretation, presumption, reasoning, and supposition.

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