Definition of Inference

(uncountable) The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction. | (countable) That which is inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.

- The
**inference**was that at some time or other he had left his mark on the police. - The
**inference**seemed to be that those owners dwelt beyond or within the mountain. - But from the undisputed existence of patria potestas no similar
**inference**can be drawn. - The aforesaid shallow pantheism is an equally obvious
**inference**from this shallow identity. - The
**inference**is that a much less promising stock of young growth is worth protecting. - The
**inference**is not, that one must be poor externally if one desires to be inwardly rich. - The
**inference**was that Mary Taylor, with her fits of caution, could be trusted. - But a reasonable
**inference**cannot be drawn from such readers that vocal training must necessarily do more harm than good. - For practical purposes the various types of this
**inference**from similarity can be conveniently thrown into three groups. - This would lead to the
**inference**that the structure of gases must be quite simple, and that it is much the same in all gases. - Logic is sometimes restricted to denote the study of the conditions of derivative knowledge, of the canons of
**inference**and the modes of proof. - Wherever it is possible, however, lead the
**inference**from a classification or generalization on to an**inference**of cause and effect. - The large three-jointed spring is now well developed, and the
**inference**is drawn that it represents a pair of true abdominal legs. - Paley insists upon it as a legitimate
**inference**from his premises, nor would it be easy to disturb his conclusion.... - The obvious
**inference**is, a little useful deliberation and preconcert, when one goes to buy house and land. - The
**inference**is, of course, if so much has been done in ten years, what may we not expect by the end of the century? - The
**inference**is plain and doubtless correct, that the official received half the stolen property, provided he would liberate the culprits. - No longer did she heap contempt upon the
**inference**as to Chermside's meeting with Levison. - His powers of observation and rapid
**inference**were almost incredible, as I had noticed again and again, and always with undiminished wonder. - From the company she keeps it is perhaps not an unfair
**inference**to suggest that she seems to be sorry that she is not herself a Poor Islander. - The
**inference**plainly to be drawn from these and other passages is that the writer strongly disapproved of the practice which he was obliged officially to countenance. - The various development of the skull allows of an approximate
**inference**as to the various degrees of development of the brain and of the mental faculties. - But is it a fair
**inference**from a jest on this unseasonable lamentation, that he was then an enemy to monarchy, either in this or in any other country? - So, of course, the only
**inference**that can be drawn is that they were two separate and distinct affairs that have absolutely no connection. - And is not the
**inference**justified that the profits have been large and tempting, notwithstanding the demonetization of silver in some countries and the suspension of coinage in other countries? - Then, Theaetetus, our
**inference**is, that if there is no motion, neither is there any mind anywhere, or about anything or belonging to any one. - Where the class is recognized as having definite characteristics or consequences, you can make your
**inference**by showing that your case falls within the class.

- The
**inference**is plain. - The
**inference**that he is a juggler. - The
**inference**was plain. - The mode of
**inference**is curious. - The
**inference**is that everybody can walk home now. - It seemed a reasonable
**inference**to draw. - The
**inference**is doubtless over-hasty. - Such were the facts; what
**inference**was to be drawn? - The inevitable
**inference**was that this was a spectacle-glass. - The
**inference**is that it proceeded upon orthodox and unexceptional lines. - The
**inference**must be that the latter levy covers a term of years. - Calculations made from Bills of Mortality; and Inference from them.
- The
**inference**was, that men's sins were bringing on the end of the world.