Associations to the word «Inference»


INFERENCE, noun. (uncountable) The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
INFERENCE, noun. (countable) That which is inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.
INFERENCE RULE, noun. (logic) (proof theory) A rule for combining (or modifying) well-formed formulas of a formal language in a truth-preserving manner (to yield new well-formed formulas).
INFERENCE RULES, noun. Plural of inference rule

Dictionary definition

INFERENCE, 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.

Wise words

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain