inference Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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inferencenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈɪn.fər.əns/  us   /-fɚ-/ formal
a ​guess that you make or an ​opinion that you ​formbased on the ​information that you have: They were ​warned to ​expect a ​heavyairattack and by inference many ​casualties. His ​change of ​mind was ​recent and ​sudden, the inference being that someone had ​persuaded him.
(Definition of inference from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inferencenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·fər·əns, -frəns/
a ​belief or ​opinion that you ​develop from the ​information that you ​know
(Definition of inference from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inference”
in Arabic استِنتاج…
in Korean 추론…
in Portuguese inferência…
in Catalan deducció, inferència…
in Japanese 推察…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推定,推断…
in Turkish çıkarım, sonuç, netice…
in Russian вывод, заключение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 推斷,推論,推理…
in Italian deduzione…
in Polish wniosek…
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