### Definition of Inference

1. Noun. 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.

### Definition of Inference

1. n. The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.

### Definition of Inference

1. Noun. The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction. ¹

2. Noun. That which is inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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### Medical Definition of Inference

1. The logical process of passing from observations and axioms to generalizations; in statistics, the development of generalizations from sample data, usually with calculated degrees of uncertainty. (05 Mar 2000)

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### Literary usage of Inference

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The most fundamental question, before proceeding to the investigation of inference, is not what we say but what we think in making the judgments which, ..."

2. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"Hence, all inference and proof, and all discovery of truths not self-evident ... inference Mill's entire logical theory is based on the laws of association. ..."

3. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"Hence, all inference and proof, and all discovery of truths not self-evident, consist of inductions and the interpretation of inductions: all our knowledge ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"He concedes that, If the evidence was susceptible of the inference that the ... We think the evidence clearly warranted the inference that the goods were ..."

5. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"( i ) inference from particular cases to a general conclusion. See inference, and REASONING. (2) The method of procedure known as inductive reasoning, ..."

6. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"In this sense, inference is synonymous with argument. The latter word, it is true, only implies that the set of propositions might be thought, being perhaps ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"On examining the nature of the judgments we discover two elements or functions, consciousness and inference. Consciousness is awareness of self and change ..."