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inference

noun [C or U]     /ˈɪn.fər.əns/ US  /-fɚ-/ formal
a guess that you make or an opinion that you form based on the information that you have: They were warned to expect a heavy air attack and by inference many casualties . His change of mind was recent and sudden , the inference being that someone had persuaded him.Concluding and deducing
(Definition of inference noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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