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inference

[ in-fer-uh ns, -fruh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF inference

Synonyms for inference

  • assumption
  • conjecture
  • interpretation
  • presumption
  • reasoning
  • supposition
  • corollary
  • guess
  • hint
  • reading
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Antonyms for inference

  • fact
  • proof
  • reality
  • truth
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INFERENCE

I knew not what the inference would be, if I said they were not.

The known facts, too, all corroborate this inference: let us consider them a little.

The inference is that he was imported from abroad for the purpose of committing this outrage.

But she guessed very well what inference was drawn from her application.

You say that the one proposition is an inference from the other.

The detective heard the sound, slight as it was, and drew his inference from it.

That, however, is the inference from the request you have made to me.

Whether the mate's inference that he had been engaged in the war is true or not I cannot say.

You would be afraid to draw such an inference, would you not?

Then the inference is that our souls exist in the world below?

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Medieval Latin inferentia, from Latin inferentem (nominative inferens), present participle of inferre (see infer).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INFERENCE

allusion

nounindirect reference; hint
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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