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inference

noun [C or U] uk   /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.
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