Definition of Inferential

1. Adjective. Relating to or having the nature of illation or inference. "The illative faculty of the mind"

Exact synonyms: Illative
Partainyms: Inference, Inference
Derivative terms: Inference

2. Adjective. Of reasoning; proceeding from general premisses to a necessary and specific conclusion.
Category relationships: Logic
Similar to: Deductive

3. Adjective. Resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference. "Inferential reasoning"
Exact synonyms: Illative
Similar to: Deductive
Derivative terms: Inference

4. Adjective. Derived or capable of being derived by inference.
Similar to: Connotative
Derivative terms: Inference

5. Adjective. Based on interpretation; not directly expressed.
Similar to: Constructive

Definition of Inferential

1. a. Deduced or deducible by inference.

Definition of Inferential

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or derived using inference ¹

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Definition of Inferential

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inferential

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Literary usage of Inferential

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1. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"Entities' may be distinguished into perceptible and inferential. An entity, whether perceptible or inferential, is either real or fictitious. ..."

2. An Introduction to General Logic by Emily Elizabeth Constance Jones (1892)
"AN inferential Mediate Inference (or Argument) is a Mediate Inference ... (I.) A Pure inferential Argument is an Argument of which the Conclusion and both ..."

3. Elements of Logic as a Science of Propositions by Emily Elizabeth Constance Jones (1890)
"Pure inferential Syllogism as A Syllogism of which the conclusion and both the premisses are inferential Propositions ; Mixed inferential Syllogism as A ..."

4. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1869)
"As regards the value of inferential proof, the reason- Rejection of , ,,, - . ... i TT ' • inferential " of the immor- duced by Rama of the immortality of ..."

5. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1825)
"The foundation of inferential reading is the perpetual harmony of sacred things ; so1 that any one who has thoroughly considered and rightly understood a ..."

6. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1841)
"ON THE inferential AND PRACTICAL READING OF SCRIPTURE. ... united to the soul by the miraculous power Tie foundation of inferential reading is the perpetual ..."

7. Review of the Forrest Divorce: Containing Some Remarkable Disclosures of the Old lawyer by Old lawyer (1852)
"... we shall find that it is not only merely inferential, hut it is precisely that kind of inferential evidence which is no evidence at all in law. ..."

8. The Human Mind: A Treatise in Mental Philosophy by Edward John Hamilton (1883)
"But inferential realism makes two modes of originative perception, the one presentative and the other illative, and so also two modes of illative perception ..."

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